Placed for a Purpose: A Simple and Sustainable Vision for Loving Your Nextdoor Neighbors

Placed for a Purpose: A Simple and Sustainable Vision for Loving Your Nextdoor Neighbors

Elizabeth & Chris McKinney

Many of us don’t know our neighbors.

If we do know them, we aren’t sure how to grow the relationship or talk about our faith with them. Placed for a Purpose provides a theologically rich framework for neighboring that helps people live missionally where God has placed them. Authors Chris and Elizabeth McKinney seek to provide a sustainable vision for the “low and slow” lifestyle of neighboring and supply practical tools that help people invest in their communities, value each step in the process, and build meaningful, gospel-motivated relationships with their fellow image-bearers right next door.


“If you’ve ever had the desire to see God work in and through you right where he has you, then Placed for a Purpose is the perfect practical and heart-engaging guide.”David Robbins, President and CEO of FamilyLife

“This excellent resource trains our church planters why and how to engage in neighboring.”Philip Douglass,Covenant Theological Seminary; Director of Church Planting for Missouri Presbytery of the PCA

“I have no doubt that Placed for a Purpose will be the catalyst behind thousands of changed lives.”Polly Conner,Co-founder of Thriving Home; Co-author of From Freezer to Table & From Freezer to Cooker

“When you read Placed for a Purpose, you will find yourself wanting to create margin in your life so you can be more present with the people who live right outside your front door.”Dave Runyon, Co-author of Art of Neighboring

“The material in this book is really good—insightful, educational, motivating, and actually fun to do while you make new friends.”Dave Cover, Co-lead Pastor, The Crossing, Columbia, Missouri

“This book could radically change the way we view and engage our neighbors.”Courtney Doctor, Coordinator of Women’s Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition; Author of From Garden to Glory: A Bible Study on the Bible’s Story

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