Communitas News

Lament Devotional


As we wait on the Lord- we pray it is with open hands. Legend tells of an ancient custom in Nepal: if a man loses something precious to him the rest of the tribe comes together, enters his home, and takes something else from him as well. This sounds so cruel, doesn’t it? Here is…

Published 12 February 2021

Thinklings: Giving Order, Meaning and Resilience to Missional Communities in Stressful Times


“Thinklings” has been a long-standing theological “think-tank” within Communitas, drawing together our theologians and missional practitioners to wrestle deeply with theological topics. The second online Thinklings took place in November 2020, on the topic, “Missional Communities: How do we give order, meaning, and resilience to Christ-communities under what are likely to be increasingly stressful circumstances? How…

Published 27 January 2021

Jon Ritner’s new book, Positively Irritating, is now available


What does church look like in a post-Christian world? We at Communitas International have been asking this for many decades. The new book by Jon Ritner, Positively Irritating, was released November 13th. Jon is a former missional staff member. He now serves on our international board and is a pastor in Hollywood, California. It has…

Published 3 December 2020

Strutzenbergs have arrived in Scotland


Celebrate with us the Strutzenberg family’s arrival to Scotland! Andrew and Kali are joining Drew and Christine Van Tiem in Edinburgh with a heart to serve those in their neighborhood of Leith. Please pray with us as they settle into their flat, get to know their new city, and explore what God has waiting for…

Published 24 November 2020

Giving Day 2020 was a Success!


$155,707 given on GIVING DAY 2020! THANK YOU! $155,707.07 was provided by God on our annual Giving Day, supporting our front-line missional workers and the Communitas movement. Thank you to all who made this amazing day possible!  With you, we met our $20,000 Kingdom Advancement Challenge Grant! Thank you for your partnership in prayer and finances…

Published 18 November 2020

Psalm 148 for Audacious Praise


Written by Communitas staff member Wesley White: In this time of international uncertainty, it is fitting that ardent worshippers of the God of the Bible give critical attention to Psalm 148.  As we might give historical considerations to the Psalter as a whole, this Psalm in particular features prominently in Hebraic liturgical traditions, most pointedly…

Published 18 September 2020

Statement and Action Plan on Racial Equity


Communitas stands with our sisters and brothers worldwide who seek to identify and eradicate racism and injustice wherever it exists. While current events have reawakened public awareness regarding racism and injustice, we know that these are not new battles—just the latest ones in a long war that has plagued the US for centuries and the…

Published 19 June 2020

New Vision and Mission Statements

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Communitas Friends and Family: Amid the pandemic, which will reshape our lives for years to come, we know that our mission from the Lord has not changed as his followers: we continue to make disciples and to love our neighbors, ultimately seeking life transformation around the globe. Thank you for partnering in this task! Communitas…

Published 26 April 2020

Being a People of Hope- Coronavirus 2020

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Communitas Friends and Family: Over the course of the last several weeks, the world has changed dramatically. Many of us live in areas where social distancing and even lock-downs are in place. We have friends and family who are impacted, and Communitas has people who are part of our churches who are ailing from COVID-19.…

Published 21 March 2020

New President : Geoff Rinehart


Geoff Rinehart Named Communitas President Rinehart will be the organization’s fourth president in its 51 year history Communitas International announced this week that Geoff Rinehart will immediately become President of the organization. Rinehart will become the fourth President of Communitas International (formerly Christian Associates) replacing Dudley Callison who led the organization from 2013 to 2017.…

Published 25 October 2019