In the Spring of 2008, Eugene Scott and Michael Klassen met for coffee in order to share their dreams for the churches they were planting. In the course of their conversation, they realized that their visions for a church were nearly the same. They wanted to start a movement of small churches that actively involved people in corporate worship, valued relationships, and made a difference in their neighborhoods. By the end of their conversation, they sensed God might be leading them to work together to see their common dream fulfilled.
On June 11, forty people showed up at the Three Trees Chapel to listen to Michael and Eugene share their dreams for The Neighborhood Church. For the next 14 Wednesday nights, a core group of people began to emerge who shared the same vision as Michael and Eugene. In September of that year, they began meeting on Sunday mornings for further training. Then on November 16, they began meeting for weekly worship gatherings.
Since then, The Neighborhood Church has grown into a vibrant community that together wants to love God and their neighbor.