Communitas News

Strutzenbergs have arrived in Scotland

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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!

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$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

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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

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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

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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

Forty Churches in 4 Years: Final Report

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Not 40, but 57 new churches in 4 years?   God never ceases to amaze us!  Four years ago, we launched our strategic focus for 2015-2018: “40 in 4.”  Our hope and prayer was to see 40 new church planting projects and partnerships launched in four years. God surprised us immensely.  With the prayers, encouragement,…

Published 21 June 2019

Future Church Symposium 2019 Recap

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As a missional movement, Communitas starts churches who follow Jesus in transforming their world. March 2019 marked the time for Communitas’s first Future Church Symposium. Participants from ten countries gathered in Amsterdam to collaborate on some of the future’s most important opportunities and challenges for the church in Europe—and beyond. The event was deliberately made…

Published 1 April 2019

Communitas International–CA’s New Name!

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Christian Associates has a new name! For the past 48 years we have engaged in creative ministry, beginning with a university outreach called Jesus Christ Light and Power house. Our church planting efforts became international under the name Christian Associates. Now we are ready to move into a new generation of missional innovation under the…

Published 4 August 2017