Who We Are
We are a new, unique faith community located in the Breitenstrater Shopping Center in Dayton, Ohio. We were birthed out of a historic United Methodist church on Brown Street next to the University of Dayton who decided to follow a fresh vision and become a new kind of church-- a church that was not limited by the need to maintain an aging building or an institutional mindset. That meant after decades of ministry in the same building, selling that building to move into a new, more contemporary, inviting space with the hopes of meeting a neighborhood in need with the good news of the gospel. And this is where we got our name--Neighborhood Church.
We are committed to the historic Christian faith with an emphasis on loving God and loving our neighbor as ourselves, which Jesus told his followers was the greatest commandment. We are a part of the United Methodist Church, the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United State. We are connected with thousands of other Methodist congregations in the Miami Valley, throughout the nation, and around the world who are all committed to making disciples of Christian for the transformation of the world.
We were officially launched in 2017 after purchasing space in the shopping center. Our hope is to offer a worship community that is engaged in the lives of those around us and offers teaching relevant to the needs of a changing community, truly authentic fellowship, and intentionally inclusive worship. In our church, ALL are welcome.