4 October, 2015

Urban Neighbors

Living as an Urban Neighbor means living a life where faith and action are inseparable. Love where you live, and live on purpose by loving God and learning what it means to be a neighbor in an urban neighborhood of Minneapolis or St. Paul.

The Urban Neighbor Community is a faith-motivated, ministry-of-presence experience for college students and working professionals. Both single people and married couples are welcome to be Urban Neighbors. The experience will change your life and give you a new perspective on what it means to be a neighbor. Jesus showed us how.

Urban Neighbors Commit To:

  • Serve. Volunteer 2-3 hours weekly with a local ministry or organization that is targeting the needs of the urban community.
  • Learn. Join with other Urban Neighbors monthly to learn about life and ministry, justice and mercy in the urban context.
  • Live. Gather regularly with housemates as you go deeper in following Jesus together in the city.

Why Be An Urban Neighbor?

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Watch more reasons to be an Urban Neighbor here.


Where We Live

Urban Neighbors live in the Central and East Phillips Neighborhoods of south Minneapolis, the Hawthorne and Near-North neighborhoods of north Minneapolis, and the Frogtown neighborhood in St. Paul. Urban Neighbors sign a one-year covenant and lease and live in a duplex or an apartment with 2–5 other people in a mixed-income housing model operated by Urban Homeworks. Rents vary from $350–$400/month, plus utilities. View a sample lease.

How to Become an Urban Neighbor

To apply, download the Urban Neighbor Application for an individual or married couple. After completing, return by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., fax (612-722-2214) or mail it to Urban Homeworks, Attn: Urban Neighbor Community, 2015 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55411. For more information on becoming an Urban Neighbor read through some Frequently Asked Questions or contact Jon Lundberg at 612-703-9093.