Starting at our own front door, our vision is to love as Christ has loved us. As we live, play, and work together with our neighbors, we aspire to reveal God-given value in individuals and collectively move toward the hope of the Kingdom.
Our inspiration comes from 1 Peter 2:4-5,
As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men
but in the sight of God chosen and precious,
you yourselves like living stones are being built up
as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood,
to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
The House Collective is new name for something that has grown in our hearts for many years. Our house is open–literally and figuratively–to help us live purposefully among our neighbors. While a house is simply a building, we want our house and lives to be integrated into our ministry and relationships.
We don’t have just projects or programs, but we have friends that we work with in Housewares. We have friends that we study the Bible with at House Church. We make House Calls when our friends are sick.
And we pray that in living life together, we will all see Jesus more clearly. This looks different each day, with each friend and each family, so our house—and lives—are often messy.
For now, you can find our messy front door in Mae Sot, Thailand, among a Burmese migrant community. It will probably be open!
If you want to know more about The House Collective (or become a neighbor!), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.