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About For Our Neighbors

The For Our Neighbors initiative is a non-profit, collective impact strategy from Orange to support rural communities as they help children, students, and their parents. We’ve discovered it takes something different to change the tide in a rural community than it does in those of the suburban and urban neighborhoods next door.
We believe that Orange and our partners are uniquely positioned to support under-resourced communities by bringing together local leaders from churches, businesses, and schools.

Reggie Joiner, For Joco

With extensive family roots in Wrightsville, Georgia, Reggie Joiner is committed to seeing a collective impact take place in Wrightsville and the surrounding towns of Johnson County. He spends his weekends in Johnson County meeting with groups of senior leaders, facilitating student leadership training, volunteering in local ministries, and participating in the planning of community events like Camp JoCo. Reggie is the founder of The reThink Group, a nonprofit organization providing resources and training to help churches maximize their influence on the spiritual growth of the next generation. He and his wife, Debbie, live in Cumming, Georgia, and have four grown children and two grandchildren.

Brooklyn Lindsey, HSE

Brooklyn brings years of experience in global advocacy to her role as Director of High School Exchange. She has a love for empowering students to serve, and a joy for writing and communicating to students and leaders. She helped create The Justice Movement—a place for youth to practice compassion together with their churches and families. Brooklyn and her husband Coy are the pastors of a startup church in Lakeland, Florida, and have two daughters.

Haley Morgan Smith, For Polk

Haley Morgan Smith is a communicator, leader, and creative who works day to day with community leaders to reach students. She started the community initiative, For Polk and has been working to facilitate the successful partnership of churches, schools and businesses around the county. Haley recently joined the staff of The reThink Group as the Director for Rural Strategy. She’s got a heart for small towns, an affinity for boiled peanuts, and a serious appreciation for Atlanta originals, including classic Coca Cola and Braves baseball. True to her roots, Haley resides in North GA with her dog Boone and her 3 chickens, T-Boz, Left-eye, and Chilli.

YOU CAN SPONSOR A CHURCH IN NEED

Did you know Orange provides curriculum at no or little cost to churches in under-served communities, rural churches, inner-city churches, start-up churches, and international churches in dozens of countries? To date, Orange has sponsored more than 1,200 churches.

We’re excited about these numbers, but we don’t want to stop there.

 

“If we can get the right 10 percent of churches in a community working together with the same strategy, and the right 10 percent of students influencing the rest of the students, and the right 10 percent of adults in a community showing up to give every kid a consistent leader, we can make a 100 percent difference in the community.”

– Reggie Joiner, founder of Orange

 

So let’s do more together! For every $1,000 given, we are able to come alongside a church with both content and the support they need to implement the Orange strategy. Imagine the power of a church-to-church partnership, your church connected to another one somewhere in the world. Your gift of any amount will make an immediate difference in making family ministry a priority for those who need it most.

Thank you for being a part of sponsoring under-resourced churches across the world as they implement a strategy for families.

Give To The Initiative

Our goal for the next year is to support chapters of For Our Neighbors in the Polk and Johnson counties of Georgia. We’ve spent time with town leaders, pastors, and volunteers from churches in these counties, and are overwhelmed by their enthusiasm to lean in and work hard for the hearts of the next generation. We’re convinced launching in these two counties will prepare the way for other under-served communities to join For Our Neighbors in the future.

 

This is where you come in. We’ve established strong relationships with key leaders in Johnson and Polk counties, and they’re ready to go! You can join us in getting their chapters off the ground by helping provide for items like central staffing, ground support for kid and student camps, and the facilitation of connection events for community leaders from various churches and non-profits.

 

If you’re ready to be For Our Neighbors, you can donate by texting NEIGHBOR to 404-476-7877 (you’ll receive a response with a link to follow) or by clicking on the link below. If you have questions or want to schedule a time to go visit one of these communities with us, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at heyneighbor@forourneighbors.org.

 

We hope you’ll join us in partnering with rural churches to transform their communities by helping churches, schools, businesses, and homes improve how they influence the next generation. From your front door to the church around the corner, from a classroom desk to your favorite table at the local diner, thank you for being for our neighbors everywhere.

Join For Our Neighbors

Interested in starting or being part of a For Our Neighbors chapter? We’re so excited to hear that! Right now, we are not currently taking applications. However, toss us your email and when we begin taking applications, you will be notified!

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