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As of March 1, Lutheran Hour Ministries is offering its Better Together kit. This resource-packed box will energize your face-to-face connections with your neighbors and inspire your outlook toward making your neighborhood a more hopeful place. Based on deep-diving research by Barna Group, this kit's contents will encourage you to be an active agent in the betterment of your neighborhood.

The Better Together Kit's three main texts are loaded with solid, practical ideas to pursue the common good right where you live. Eye-opening, personal interest stories, reinforcing Scripture references, along with dozens of suggestions and things to do make these texts something you'll want to keep handy and refer to time and again. In the monograph, Better Together: How Christians Can Be a Welcome Influence in Their Neighborhoods, you'll find commentary and detailed analysis of the significant data. In The Hopeful Neighborhood: What Happens When Christians Pursue the Common Good, LHM Content Developer Don Everts helps readers discover how they can empower their neighborhood in ways that benefit everyone. Likewise, in The Hopeful Neighborhood Field Guide: Six Sessions of Pursuing the Common Good Right Where You live by Everts and Rev. Dr. Tony Cook, executive director of LHM's Hopeful Neighborhood Project (HNP), you'll find additional content for neighborhood impact and transformation.

The Better Together Kit includes two Project Connect booklets: Love Thy Neighborhood: Rediscovering the Power of Sharing the Gospel with Our Deeds and Everyone Is a Gift: Letting God Transform How You See People, both by Everts. For the kids, there are two illustrated, rhyming booklets written by Suzie Sallee, LHM's community facilitator for congregations. They are Precious in His Sight and I Love My Neighborhood! And rounding out the kit is Neighborhood Bingo, a cool way to get to know your neighbors and neighborhood better.

To learn more about the Hopeful Neighborhood Project, click here for videos, bios, stories, and more. According to its website, "The Hopeful Neighborhood Project is a collaborative network committed to improving neighborhood well-being around the world. Our resources and online network equip and encourage neighbors to work together, using their gifts and the gifts of their community, to pursue the common good of their neighborhood."

To get your own Better Together kit for $37, head over to the LHM storefront. Simply click here and see what a difference you can make in your neighborhood.

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