We’re not so much interested in building a regional church as we are in living as the church in the region.

Southern Delaware County

Southern Delaware County, or SoDelco, is our place, a region of about 30 semi-urban towns along the I-95 corridor between South Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE. Our broad vision for the region includes encouraging and supporting creative, grassroots expansion of the church into any and every corner of society through local microchurches.

Historically, God has deposited his people in places for specific reasons, with specific callings in mind. We take this matter of God-orchestrated place very seriously, believing God’s calling to a specific place comes with responsibility to represent Jesus in that place. We ask the question: If not us than who?

It’s clear that those within the region will be given even more specific calling – a calling to a specific town; a calling to a local neighborhood within that town; or a calling to a specific block or a group of homes within that town.

Along with the responsibility to a place often comes parallel gifts and talents needed to achieve the work in that place. There may also be a specific people group within the place, with specific needs or concerns with which only a handful of individuals can connect.

When our people make those connections, we want to encourage them, equip them and send them to do the work God has prepared for them to do.

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Southern Delaware County is home to a dense population of hardworking, blue-collar families. There are pockets of urban blight and many poor and under-served neighborhoods. Though considered suburbs, these villages maintain a neighborhood feel consistent with the Philly vibe, each with a long history of success and strife resulting in distinct local cultures.

Nothing will change the world more powerfully than the love of Christ shared with a world that so desperately needs it.

Carey Nieuwhof

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

Even a small light holds back darkness and a group of small lights can banish it completely.

Brain Sanders

Merely attending church doesn’t make you much of a church because sitting in a row, consuming church doesn’t make you very good at being the church.

Carey Nieuwhof

If the wrongdoer has to do something to merit mercy, then it isn’t mercy.

Tim Keller

By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

You can’t build the future of the church on passionless, disengaged people. Nor can you build it on consumers.

Carey Nieuwhof

The difference between humanity and all the rest of creation is that men and woman were made to relate directly with God.

Francis A. Schaeffer

Genuine spiritual knowledge lies in the union of the believer’s life with the truth of God.

Watchman Nee

To exist without the pursuit of God’s mission in the world is to exist as something other than the church.

Brain Sanders

“Do all the good you can, however you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.”

– Author unknown