Who we are:

World Next Door, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana. We’re a group of weird, fun, compelled, world-traveling storytellers who love discovering hope wherever it can be found.

The mission of World Next Door is to use compelling journalism, hands-on mentoring, and influential leadership to change ordinary people into wild-eyed revolutionaries for God’s kingdom and to unleash them on local and global issues of social injustice. 

What we do:

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Our digital social justice travel magazine. Designed for tablets and smartphones, our interactive monthly issues are chock full of stories from around the country and around the world of God’s kingdom in action.

Hilarious cultural facts, stunning photography, compelling stories of hope and lots and lots of concrete action steps. If you are looking to get involved with what Jesus’ followers are doing in the world, this is the place to start.

» Click here to learn more about World Next Door Magazine. 

Summer Internships and Year-Long Fellowships

DSC_0098Our summer internship and year-long fellowship programs rock. Each summer we take our interns to another country for a two-month cross-cultural experience. Year-long fellows get to travel to three different parts of the world.

Both interns and fellows embed with our phenomenal indigenous partner ministries to produce content for World Next Door Magazine.

» Click here to learn more about summer internships.

» Click here to learn more about year-long fellowships.

We also do all this:


We love to teach. Whether it’s in a classroom or youth group or from the pulpit, we have a blast sharing what God has been teaching us in our travels. We’re all good at public speaking, and Barry (our founder) is on the teaching team at Grace Church in Noblesville, IN.

» Email info@worldnextdoor.org to have a World Next Door staff member teach at your next gathering

Advising Church Leaders

We are passionate about helping the American church do a better job in its work around the world. That’s why we love partnering with pastors and ministry leaders to:

  • Help design short-term-trip training curriculum
  • Facilitate partnerships between churches and our global partner ministries
  • Design “justice seminars” to teach churches about often confusing global issues
  • Brainstorm creative ways to get congregations engaged

» Email info@worldnextdoor.org to have a World Next Door team member meet with you or your church leadership.

Dreaming With You!

If you are a young (or old!) person wondering what the next steps are in your walk with Christ, maybe we can help. We love meeting with individuals to dream about ways you can use your skills for the kingdom.

Whenever possible, we have a blast getting individuals plugged in with our partner ministries, challenging them to take steps of faith and dreaming with them about how they could serve God in unexpected ways.

» Email info@worldnextdoor.org to set up a live (or online) meeting with one of our team members.