From The Cultural Significance of the American Front Porch

The American front porch further represented the ideal of community in America. For the front porch existed as a zone between the public and private, an area that could be shared between the sanctity of the home and the community outside. It was an area where interaction with the community could take place.

Some good thought for what we are doing in our churches and our need to create some front porch spaces to invite people into our communities of faith.