HOW WE GOT STARTED

Proximity was founded by Leah Williams at L’Abri in Switzerland. L’Abri is a community founded by Christian theologian, Francis Schaeffer, to provide a safe space for individuals to study theology and explore their faith. It was there that she got a taste of what true community looks like while studying the book Quitting Church, a demographic study on why Christians are headed out the door. It was those two things that catapulted the need to reach believers through a community-building ministry in New York City.

Proximity launched a year later in June 2018 and has been growing ever since!

First group photo ever taken at our launch event in Central Park in June 2018. 80 people from 12+ churches!

First group photo ever taken at our launch event in Central Park in June 2018. 80 people from 12+ churches!