Seeking God serving others
Vision StatementOur name, communitas, is a carefully selected one. It's Latin and its definition is "a community of people with a mission beyond themselves". We are a community that looks into the world with hearts that genuinely care about people, poverty, suffering, and the protection of this planet and see what we can do. To create a place to gather in a casual, informal way with others of all walks, ask questions of what the Bible says and what following Jesus looks like in our current situations. We want to make impact. We want to use our talents, gifts and resources along with others to see if we can make a difference. We want to have a mission beyond ourselves.
Mission StatementUnited Our rally cry is "Seeking God, serving others" We believe that everyone is made in the image of God. Everyone. Therefore everyone matters. Yet many feel far from God and wonder where he is. Our desire is to follow where God is leading us to be his hands and feet and see what happens. We do this by going out to the very people we have the heart for, intentionally building community, developing relationships and meeting as many physical, spiritual and emotional needs as we can.
Whether you call yourself a ‘church go-er’ or not, Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist -or anything else, those who will feel most at home at Communitas Twin Cities are those that simply have a desire to learn more of who God is and a yearning to be part of a community that is making a difference in the lives of the impoverished and living without homes in St Paul. And in turn, making a difference in our own lives. All you need is God’s love!
For the past five years we have been meeting on the street corner of W7th and Smith Ave, welcoming all who come, providing a meal, bus cards and other needs as appropriate (winter boots, coats, gloves, hygiene items, canned goods etc) . Many in our community are without homes. Many come for the relationships, the teaching and prayer or because this place is special and they feel that. Here, cultural, race and socio economic barriers are broken as we share a meal and our lives together, seeking to be one in Christ.
We believe that Jesus is the son of God, the Word made flesh, the One who brings salvation to all. The more we lean into discovering what that looks like in our lives, the more we can reflect His Kingdom on earth to one another.