…a group of people who, because we are inspired by Jesus' love of people who are poor and by Paul’s words to the Thessalonians (1 Thess. 2:8), have committed to sharing our lives with each other and with our neighbours in West Broadway, Winnipeg.
As an intentional community we seek to develop rhythms of life that make loving God, loving each other, and loving our neighbours sustainable. These rhythms are based on the life of Jesus:
- Jesus withdrew to be alone and pray (Contemplation)
We learn about and practice spiritual disciplines designed to deepen our relationship with God.
- Jesus had fellowship with a close circle of friends (Community)
We meet weekly to worship together and to share the joys, sorrows, and insights experienced during our week in order to learn the truth expressed in the proverb that says, “Shared joy is double joy, shared sorrow is half sorrow.”
- Jesus actively engaged with those in need (Connection)
We regularly engage with our neighbours in order to develop credible friendships that both enrich our lives and allow us to respond when someone is in need. We do this with the full recognition that often we are the ones in need of help.
“We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you [have] become so dear to us.”
1 Thessalonians 2:8