+ What do MoveIn teams look like?
Teams are made up of members of all ages, with most MoveIners in their 20's and 30's. They work regular jobs or go to school. Teams have roughly two to 10 people.
+ What is the time commitment?
We move in for indefinite periods of time. We don’t encourage short-term but rather long-term involvement in our communities, in part so we are not drifting in and out of peoples’ lives. Our prayer is that people who move in will see it as a lifestyle choice for the rest of their lives.
+ What is required of MoveIners?
Every team member must join their team in prayer for their neighbourhood once a week. Activity with neighbours beyond that develops naturally from those prayers.
+ What is the structure of teams?
Each team has a leader or facilitator who emerges naturally (not chosen by the Vision Team). Sometimes team members take turns leading.
+ What challenges do MoveIners face?
Spiritual warfare, interpersonal issues, disappointment and more. It can only be done by God’s power.
+ How do teams meet their neighbours?
They meet them naturally, the same way they might meet anyone else — in elevators, hallways, lobbies and laundry rooms. They meet them by visiting the local park, attending community groups or starting their own. They meet them by holding community dinners for neighbours on their floor. These are just a few ways.
+ Who are MoveIners accountable to?
A MoveIner is accountable to his or her own "life community"; namely, family, peers, employer and Church. MoveIners are not individually accountable to the MoveIn Vision Team, whose role is mobilization and support in the form of guidance, resources, and networking.
+ Who qualifies to be on or start a MoveIn team?
Any bona fide follower of Christ with a passion for the MoveIn vision who is committed to the team’s weekly prayer meeting can move in.
+ How long does it normally take to move in?
The process of starting a team takes as long as it takes you to find teammates and find a unit in a qualifying patch.
+ What does the MoveIn Vision Team do?
The Vision Team helps form new teams, helps spread the MoveIn vision and gives soft support to current teams (MoveIners are not accountable to the Vision Team). Read more on our Vision Team page.
+ What resources does the MoveIn Vision Team provide?
We provide teams with resources such as evangelism and discipleship tools, including Bibles in many languages (thanks to a partnership with the Canadian Bible Society). We also support with prayer, Christian community connections, gatherings and retreats for the MoveIn community. Read more on our page for MoveIners.
+ Where are MoveIn teams?
Canada, UK, Germany, USA, Mexico, and Sweden. Most are in southern Ontario, near Toronto, where the movement began, but the number of teams outside of Canada continues to grow. Find out more at our neighbourhoods page.
+ What about suburbs or rural areas?
MoveIn focuses on urban areas only, though we commend those who are called to serve suburban and rural communities.
+ What is a “patch”?
MoveIn designates a “patch” as a community with the following identifications: low-income population / many unreached ethnic groups / high-density city region. Find out more at our neighbourhoods page.
+ What if there are existing ministries or Christians reaching out in a given patch?
Those who have gone before and are reaching out in the neighbourhoods we move into are our heroes. We desire to learn from and work with these people.
+ Do teams plant churches?
Some teams are church plants. This is a purpose that is decided upon by the team. It is an ideal community to foster new believers with Bible study, fellowship, and discipleship.