About Us

Into The Neighborhood is about loving God and loving your neighbor.  It’s about living missionally, incarnationally, on mission. It’s about Christian Community Development.  It’s how we do it.  How others do it.  And how you can do it.  How we can all do it better.

Miss Marti’s House is the urban ministry of Into The Neighborhood.  Marti’s blog (started in 2010) tells our story – how we ended up living just a 1/2 mile from the largest public housing complex between Baltimore and Atlanta.  We will continue to share about our life and ministry in Southern Barton Heights in Richmond, Virginia.  Please check it out here >>> Miss Marti’s House

We’d love to have you come to any of our gatherings, or help with homework or missional community, or anything else we have going on! What’s important…is loving your neighbor while building relationships. This is where we live out what we are advocating for here at Into The Neighborhood.  Contact us if you would like to help!  

For a taste of what’s going on around here, check out:  TwentyThirteen: A Year in Review

Here’s a list of upcoming activities…


  • Every Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30pm     Missional Community 

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  • AfterSchool Homework     Neighborhood youth (aka Miss Marti’s Kids) drop by after school to work on their homework, read, work on flashcards, etc. (This isn’t real regular…but maybe it could be with some extra hands to help!)

Upcoming Gatherings:

May 2014:

  • May 26th    4pm – 8pm  Annual Memorial Day Party in our backyard

June 2014:

  • June 13th – Afternoon/Evening  - End of the School Year Event – We are working on a special community gathering….stay tuned!

July 2014:

  • July 27-August 1    5-7pm   Camp Splash – 3rd Annual partnership with Hope Church   

August 2014:

  • August 10-15    Camp Hope at Watermarks Camp with Hope for Families Worldwide
  • August 15-16    Jen Hatmaker Event:  RVA: Under Construction       

Past Gatherings:

April 2014:

  • April 12th    10a – 12p   Annual Easter Egg Hunt  Be sure to check out the related posts below.
  • Other Easter Fun!
  • April 20th      1pm            Easter Service and Dinner

January 2014:

  • January 1, 2014 from 10a – 2p   Annual New Year’s Day Community Pancake Brunch

December 2013:

  • December 16th from 6:30p – 8:30pm       2nd Annual Christmas Caroling with Church in Restoration Youth Worship Team  Be sure to check out the related post below.
  • December 21 from 10a – 12noon    Happy Birthday, Jesus! Christmas Party  Santa always comes to celebrate Jesus’ birthday, too!

October 2013:

October 31 from 5p – 8p     Annual Community Halloween Front Yard Party               Be sure to check out the related posts below.

In addition, we have been asked to consult, to mentor/coach others, and to speak at conferences, to missions groups, and to churches.  This ministry will be a place for us all to learn from one another and dialogue on:

  • loving God
  • loving your neighbor as yourself
  • Christian Community Development
  • living on God’s mission for your life where He has called you, and
  • equipping others to do the same….discipling others and planting the Gospel.

If you would like to chat with us about any of these services, just give us a shout!  We look forward to hearing from you!

Peace, Marti and Louis

To contact us…