The Proximity Project: Orienting Churches to Serve Neighborhoods Through the Built Environment

St. Paul, MN.


This organization assists congregations in discerning and implementing the hospitality potential of their property, in order to foster neighborly interaction.


educational events, articles, real-life congregation stories, training

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Receive theological, public policy, and design consulting for your congregation if you are considering converting part of your property into a pedestrian-friendly community space.
  • Visit the organization's website and read articles and real-life stories about congregations who have embraced neighborly interaction in their spaces.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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