By planting themselves in a neighbourhood, the Arpin-Riccis are hoping the context will shape the local ministry. They have partnered with churches in the community, but over the last few years "several of the churches have moved or died," he says. "Some of the churches were getting too small and some of the immigrant churches have moved to the suburbs."Earlier this year, Arpin-Ricci and [Norm Voth] met with representatives from three or four of MC Manitoba congregations in the vicinity, "to make introductions and share information, and to invite them to connect in ways that made sense to them," says Voth. "I felt affirmation from these congregations.""These partnerships are critical," Voth adds. " I have no doubt we can supply them with some of the resources they need.... I think we at MC Manitoba need to invest some money in this, but not by adding it to the budget. I plan to look for other ways."