It involves understanding the people, the place and the needs of a specific neighborhood more clealry in order to serve the community more effectively.
— Exegeting a Neighborhood

Interested in engaging more deeply with your community? Heart for the City will come to a city near you! Our Engage Weekends are designed to help you discover the needs in your local community and apply Biblical and practical solutions to meet those needs. We want to give you the tools to exegete the neighborhood you call home. Through Doc Fuder’s Neighborhood Mapping curriculum, you will experience a unique training opportunity that is discussion-oriented, church-centered, and follow-up focused. These are not limited to the Chicago-area. We travel anywhere in the United States from the East Coast to the West Coast and anywhere in between. We would love to visit your ministry, church, or para-church!

Interested in bringing Engage to your community? Click below to schedule a weekend.

Sample Itinerary

Stage One

8:45 - 9:00 Worship and Welcome

9:00 - 9:50 Session 1: What is Community Analysis

9:50 - 10:20 Break out Session

10:20 - 10:30 BREAK

10:30 - 11:20 Session 2: Why do we do Community Analysis and Who Performs It?

11:20 - 11:50 Break out Session

11:50 - 12:30 LUNCH

12:30 - 1:20 Session 3: Where do we do Community Analysis and When do we do it?

1:20 - 1:50 Break out Session

1:50 - 2:00 BREAK

2:00 - 2:50 Session 4: How do we do Community Analysis?

2:50 - 3:20 Break out Session

3:20 - 3:30 Closing Remarks

Stage Two

Different Class Options:

A. God@Work:

·         Stewards of Your Treasure

·         Your Calling

·         Re-Imagining Work

B. Developing a strategy to engage your community (Hands On)

C. Strengthfinders and Your Role

D. Biblical Foundations of Justice and the church

E. Global Urban Ministry