Love Thy Neighborhood is an urban missions agency for young adults, ages 18-30, impacting homelessness, the adult entertainment industry, crisis pregnancy, orphan care, healthcare, refugees, construction & low-income housing, education, neighborhood renewal, book editing & publishing, podcasting, visual arts, media & design and nonprofit leadership.
We equip and mobilize the next generation of Christian leaders to work with the poor, the suffering and the marginalized in our city. Believing that relationships change lives, Love Thy Neighborhood emphasizes spending time with neighbors, the local church, each other and the Lord.
CHOOSE YOUR CAUSE
Select from one of our tracks where you can help people both physically and spiritually with the gospel of Jesus!
CHOOSE YOUR TERM
Select to serve an 11 week summer term, an 11 month year term that begins in September or an 11 month year term that begins in January.
LIVE IN COMMUNITY
Live together with other young adults of the same gender in a fully-furnished household of 6-8 people near the nonprofit ministry you serve and the church you attend.
FOLLOW A LIFESTYLE
Adopt a full-immersion lifestyle centered around your relationships with your neighbors, your church, each other and God.
WHAT DO I RECEIVE BY SERVING WITH LTN?
Real World Experience
Living Expenses Covered
In-Depth Personality Workshops
Soul Care Retreats
Teaching and Training
WHAT DOES A WEEK AT LTN LOOK LIKE?
HOW DOES LTN WORK?
Serve at your internship and make an impact in a key area of urban ministry. Spend your evenings building community with neighbors and your team. Every other Friday gather with Team Members from across the city to share a meal, worship together and hear from guest speakers.
Spend the day in your neighborhood developing friendships with your neighbors.
Worship and serve at your team’s church and then spend some time in the afternoon discussing your weekly curriculum.
Rest well. Enjoy a full day off to rejuvenate and do things that give you life. Sleep in or go on an adventure!
Our Team Members partake of a steady diet of amazing authors, speakers and filmmakers. Some of these items in the past have included:
When Helping Hurts – Corbett & Fikkert
The Prodigal God – Tim Keller
Beyond Charity – John Perkins
Art of Neighboring – Runyon & Pathak
What is the Gospel? – Greg Gilbert
Steal Like an Artist – Austin Kleon
Reconciliation Blues – Edward Gilbreath
Made in America: Bloods & Crips
Every other week our Team Members receive teaching from pastors, authors and nonprofit leaders.
Love Thy Neighborhood serves in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky with over 750,000 residents. It has the second-highest number of nonprofits per capita than any other city in the region (exceeded only by Chicago) and is a hub for dozens of innovative urban ministries. Nonprofits in Louisville have a long history of working collaboratively and investing in young leadership. A city with deep racial division, LTN and its partner church are at the forefront of racial reconciliation and multi-cultural efforts in urban Louisville.
LTN uses Collaborative Funding to care for those that serve. Our unique approach to funding allows people from all walks of life and financial backgrounds to participate in urban missions. This approach ensures that your fully-furnished housing, groceries, in-town transportation and living allowance will all be covered.
Our Team Members all support each other by generously compiling the money they raise into one pile to care for each other.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Team Members set a personal goal of raising $9,900 for the year and $3,300 for the summer.
DO I RECEIVE HELP?
Every LTN Team Member is guided step by step through the fundraising process – making raising funds achievable even for a fundraising novice. Our Teams have an average fundraising success rate that exceeds 100%.