Inhabit Believes in the Power of Christian NeighBors

Inhabit empowers Christian neighbors as they invest in Milwaukee communities, partnering with local leaders and organizations to see the community flourish.

Inhabit believes that being a neighbor matters - because neighbors are inherently interested in the well-being of their neighborhoods. Neighbors invest their time, money, love and presence in a geographically specific place over a long period of time. Neighbors don’t close up shop at 5pm, take the day off or lose interest. Good neighbors are knit into the community and seek to partner with each other when it benefits the community as a whole. 


Mission


Inhabit exists to bear witness to the Kingdom of God by equipping Christians to intentionally live, serve and follow in Milwaukee neighborhoods.



PHILOSOPHY of ministry


We believe in the good news of the scriptures that Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, proclaimed the Kingdom of God. In this proclamation, Jesus calls his followers to lives of service and sacrifice not for themselves, but for His Kingdom. Faith is therefore not simply mental assent to a set of ideas, but instead a living and active response to Christ crucified. Orthpraxy (Right Action) and Orthodoxy (Right Belief) must be in a continuous cycle that inform and challenge one another. 


To learn the specifics of our philosophy of ministry click here.


Christian Community Development


Inhabit is a church-based non-profit organization in Milwaukee that gathers, supports, and equips Christians as we seek the well-being of the City together.  


Inhabit believes that God's Kingdom is demonstrated most radically when people come together across traditional boundaries and love each other as interdependent neighbors working together to see the community flourish. 


Inhabit fosters long term investment in the city through the framework of the Christian Community Development Association.



Our Story

In the summer of 2009, Transformation City Church bought a boarded-up drug house in the middle of the Sherman Park neighborhood in the central city of Milwaukee. The members of the church, with some help from local contractors donating time and resources, rehabbed the house, restoring it to a livable duplex. Since then, five people have answered the call to move into this duplex, living in intentional Christian community. 


In May of 2012, Transformation City Church Launched the Christian non-profit, Inhabit, in order to rehab more houses, train leaders and serve in the neighborhood. 


In August 2012, the Bank of America Foundation donated a second house to us. It too was used for drug dealing and was in rough shape. With the help of over a hundred volunteers and generous local contractors, the second house was rehabbed. In January of 2013 four people moved into the former drug house to live and serve in the neighborhood.


We purchased a third house in the Summer of 2015 on 50th and Center st. and four leaders currently live there.


In 2016, Inhabit expanded its vision and mission to offer long term ministry support and resourcing for those called to neighborhood ministry in the city. This new group is called the Front Porch.


In 2017, Inhabit is launching a new ministry dedicated to identifying and addressing systemic issues within the Sherman Park neighborhood. Currently we are exploring and researching the idea of rehabbing foreclosed homes and then running a rent to own program for those not traditionally meeting home ownership requirements. See the City Initiatives for more info.