Forming Formed: 2012
This page last updated:5/10/2012
Kansas City, Kansas,
We are a small (semi-Neomonastic) intentional community beginning to form in Kansas City, Kansas. We are looking for a manifestation of the love of Christ through meaningful art, interpersonal relationships, community development, a common prayer life, and care for the environment.
We are open to celibate singles as well as married couples. Children are welcome, as well.
Our hope for our community is to love and serve Jesus and our neighbors by living in community as set forth in Acts 2:44-47, by engaging our neighborhood through community development programs, by cultivating sustainable living as stewards of Godís creation through ecologically dependable methods, and by welcoming all to our community as we would welcome Christ.
* Loving Christ and our neighbor in the spirit of humility and gentleness.
* Holding ourselves to a common rule and prayer schedule, as well as practicing the discipline of eating together as a Christian family.
* Seeking social justice for the poor, marginalized, and disenfranchised.
* Generating supplemental income for the community through utilization of our gifts of creative skills and craftsmanship. We currently have a pottery wheel (unfortunately, no kiln) and several sewing machines, for those who are able to use them.
* Experimenting with ecological sustainability through methods that have been tested in other communities, practicing good stewardship of our bodies and of Godís good creation.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:5/10/2012
Visitor Process: We attempt to live by St. Benedictine's assertion that we should welcome all as Christ.
Once established, it is our hope that Anavah House will have a small space set aside for visitors to live and pray with us for short periods of time.
For more information about visiting, please contact us at least a week in advance.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Open to new members:
(We are looking for 3-5 new members)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Partial income sharing
(Income generated within the community will be shared, in addition to a small, mutually agreed upon amount for communal expenses.)
Land and Buildings
Land Owned By:
Another form of Non-profit
Share Community Meals:
(Some of us are vegetarian/vegan, but no judgment is made against those who eat meat. We're pretty open.)
(Joshua enjoys brewing beer, and occasionally shares a drink with friends. However, the utmost consideration will be given to those for whom alcohol use is a concern.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Short, regularly scheduled, prayer times agreed upon by the community.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(We're an ecumenical Christian group, with lots of influence from Quaker, Episcopalian, and Baptist traditions.)
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