“We strive to show the love of Jesus to children and their families in our community, and to provide a Christ-centered, home environment in which they can grow spiritually, academically, and socially.
As we spend time with neighbors, we pray that our loving, serving, and mentoring of men, women, and children will be a partnership with God to draw them into a personal relationship with His Son”
By Our Love, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is the result of five years of local mission outreach to families living in Ridgecrest Apartments, an Auburn public housing community located on North Donahue in Auburn, Alabama. In the spring of 2011, a Sunday school class from the Auburn Church of Christ began meeting with a single mother of four boys who lived in Ridgecrest. Not long after, the Church hosted their Easter sunrise service at Ridgecrest and began to build relationships with other families in the community, showing God’s love through listening and serving. Students from the Auburn Christian Student Center, the campus ministry of ACOC, began building relationships with the children who live in Ridgecrest through weekly afternoon play time, carpooling to church on Sundays, and tutoring one-on-one.
By Our Love was formed in 2014 with members from other churches who were also serving the residents of Ridgecrest and the non-profit corporation purchased a home adjacent to Ridgecrest. That summer, By Our Love opened the doors to what has become affectionately known as “Our House.” The ministry is engaging the neighbors on a regular basis through weekly Bible studies, enrichment activities, after school and reading programs for the children, fellowship meals and individual mentoring for both young and old. In 2016, By Our Love purchased a lot in close proximity to Our House, with plans to develop the property to meet the ever growing needs of their neighbors.
David Hinson, a professor in Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction, will serve as architect on the project, while Third Lens will serve as construction manager on behalf of By Our Love. For more information on the project, contact By Our Love at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partner(s): By Our Love
Location: Auburn, AL
Project #: 2017.04 Our House 2 (Auburn, AL)
Scope of Work:
Brian O’Neil, Third Lens Ministries
David Hinson, David Hinson Architecture
Custom Glass Atlanta
Ready Mix USA
Russell Building Supply
Spencer Heating & Air
Twin Oaks Environmental
Status: Completed (March 2018)