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26
Feb
2014
Life at the Bonhoeffer House: A Boy From Missouri’s Adventure in Dallas

Life at the Bonhoeffer House: A Boy From Missouri’s Adventure in Dallas

"I had never had an extended conversation with a homeless person but the idea of connecting with people outside of my normal daily interactions fascinated me. In the spirit of the church I grew up in it seemed so simple. Invite people to come and welcome them with smiles and kindness."

21
Jan
2014
New! ABIDE Curriculum - Coming Soon

New! ABIDE Curriculum - Coming Soon

Written by Elaine Heath

ABIDE is a 21-week journey in spiritual formation that is intended to help you and your intentional community develop healthy relationships and practices inside your community, outside with your neighbors, and with anchoring churches and organizations. Each week of the curriculum features a video, a short essay, and reflection questions and activities.

31
Dec
2013
Waco Trib Covers Historic Home Renovations

Waco Trib Covers Historic Home Renovations

“It’s taking ‘love thy neighbor’ to a place that can only happen by being part of a neighborhood and sharing those concerns."

26
Nov
2013
Community Life In Commerce, TX

Community Life In Commerce, TX

Here in Commerce, Texas, we have seven students who began living in intentional community together this August; four women in the Hallelujah House and three men in the Sabbath House. Both houses share a common rule of life that includes prayer, meals together, and a commitment to living in community. But, each household also has a certain quirkiness to how they live out the lifestyle...

24
Oct
2013
MWF Welcomes Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith

MWF Welcomes Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith

There is a look in her eyes that seems to live in awareness with compassion, without entertaining. Love seems to be casting out fear, and Life is growing in this woman who is stepping into the reality of becoming and overflowing. She is learning by living among the homeless population. She tells stories about their hospitality and sharing as all have need. They may have nothing, but they do not seem to complain about sharing what little they may have among them.

16
Aug
2013
Community Finds You Wherever You Go

Community Finds You Wherever You Go

Written by Lisa Hancock

. . . in going on vacation, we also stepped out of the rhythm of communal life. We would have to be more intentional about doing morning prayer since it's just the two of us--which we have done--and we would miss the weekly meal that has become so vital and sacred to us. Interestingly enough, though, there's this thing that happens when you practice something long enough--it moves from an enforced practice to an embodied presence.

29
Jul
2013
The Soul is in the Stomach

The Soul is in the Stomach

Written by Brandon Lazarus

Around the table were our friends who lived on the street, or in a nice house down the street, students or professors, non-profit workers or non-profit clients, overworked or underworked, Christian or Buddhist. The table represented the diversity of our friends, family, and neighbors. Although many of these people seemed to have nothing in common, they all had one thing in common, a meal. During the meal discussion would flow between a wide array of topics and people learned about similarities they never would have expected. Many would come into the house only knowing one or two people but they left with a whole host of brothers and sisters.

25
May
2013
A Faith Journey at Romero House

A Faith Journey at Romero House

On my front door for the last 3 years there has been a sign posted that reads, “Micah 6:8 ‘do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.’” These have become three principles that I, as a Christian, have learned through the Epworth Project, that I am to follow. Not to follow when I choose, but a lifestyle to adopt. It is now a continuous action in my life that compliments all persons whom are made in the image of God. I have grown to understand that my mission in life is to walk alongside others, where ever they are in life, build holistic relationships, and to love unconditionally.

06
May
2013
Rev. Jerry Moore named first Abbot for The Epworth Project

Rev. Jerry Moore named first Abbot for The Epworth Project

“We are delighted to welcome Jerry to our team,” said Rev. Dr. Elaine Heath, Co-Founder of the Foundation. “He brings many gifts and much wisdom to this role. We also recognize that appointing our first abbot represents a significant step forward in the growth of the Foundation. We are grateful to the Texas Methodist Foundation for the generous grant that makes this possible.”

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