This page is for participants in the Topeka Kansas Cohort of the Good Neighbor Experiment. All the resources you need are below. Can't find what you are looking for? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be ready to help.
Neighboring Soup Taste Test
To take the Taste Test click the button below. You will get results from the test via email. It may take 30 minutes to receive the results. Participants in Lab 1 will be asked to take this Taste Test.
Click here to download the Ingredient List. It will help you interpret your Taste Test.
Lab 1: The Ingredients to Neighboring
This lab introduces the definitions of neighboring and the three key ingredients: Abundance, Relationship, and Joy. Each week focuses on one of the ingredients and a key practice that helps cultivate that ingredient.
Download the participant guides by clicking on the week below:
- Introduction to Good Neighbor Experiment
- Week 1.1: The Ingredients to Neighboring
- Week 1.2: Relationship With God
- Week 1.3: Relationship With Neighbor
- Week 1.4: Abundance Generosity
- Week 1.5: Abundance Gifts
- Week 1.6: Joy through Celebration
Intro To Good Neighbor Experiment
Lab 1, Week 1.4: Relationship by Design (Ted Talk)
Lab 2: Basic Neighboring Skills
This lab has 6 practical neighboring tips that encourage participants to interact with their actual literal neighbor. This lab focuses on neighboring where you live and reflecting on what it means to be a good neighbor to the 8 front doors closest to your own.
- Week 2.1: Time For Neighbors
- Week 2.2: Writing a Thank You Note
- Week 2.3: Learning a Neighbors Name
- Week 2.4: Share Food With a Neighbor
- Week 2.5: Having a Conversation about Hobbies
- Week 2.6: Borrow from a Neighbor
Other Resources for Lab 2
- Block Map
- Lab 2 Leader Guide: Basic Neighboring Skills
We Can Game Resources
Lab 3: Asset Mapping
This is the lab is intended to focus on the neighborhood where your church is located. The group will review the 6 asset categories of a neighborhood and create an interactive asset map for the church's neighborhood.
- Week 3.1 The 6 Asset Categories
- Week 3.2 Businesses and Physical Spaces
- Week 3.3 Institutions and Associations
- Week 3.4 Individuals and Cultural Story
- Week 3.5 Fishes and Loaves
- Week 3.6 Celebration as Storytelling
Lab 4: The Re-Cycle
This lab introduces a community discernment tool called the Re-Cycle. It helps groups take the information they have learned a process for contemplation and action. This process can be used in the context of neighboring and is also great for all projects that require community decision making.
- Song Chord Charts (coming soon)
- Lab 4 Leaders Guide
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