Incarnational Stories

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Building Community to Change Lives

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While speaking to a parent from his daughter’s school in Dublin, Ireland, a Communitas church planter was asked what he did. He replied, “We create spaces where people can talk about faith and Jesus – safe spaces where they can ask questions and express doubts, and it’s okay. Here is no judgment.” The response? “Do…

Church of the Margins and the Dones

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In 2005 I started my journey with Communitas as an “incarnational missional investigator” in the city of Santa Barbara, CA. There was radical need within the margins of an otherwise wealthy community, and for over a decade we worked with and for the marginalized, including a special focus on working within our homelessness culture and…

From New Life to New Life

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Communitas starts and shapes communities of faith that love like Jesus in their neighborhoods. We do this by sending missionaries to new cultures and by training people in their home contexts to start churches. Some of our work is happening in the disputed territory between Ukraine and Russia, which is currently very much in the…

Geoffrey – “Change is Real!”

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Communitas starts churches that think, care, and act like Jesus did when He was on earth. We reach out to those who are hurting, the downtrodden and outcast. And because of that, we see real change in peoples’ lives. Undeniable change due to the working of the Holy Spirit! When Geoffrey* used to walk in,…

God At Work In a Pandemic

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In the midst of a pandemic, it’s easy to see the hardships, the struggles, the trials. But  if we look with eyes to see and ears to hear, we might just see God at work. He is always working. In southern France, for example, a long-established café culture exists. Almost everywhere, you can find small,…