Communitas is an apostolic order of missionaries living as counter-cultural communities in cross-cultural neighborhoods around the world. We proclaim the Gospel of Jesus in a rapidly growing post-Christian western culture.
Communitas incarnates Christ sacrificially and intentionally in life-on-life relationships. They taste, smell, see and experience Christ, and begin the conversations exploring God. In addition to engaging scores of people who would not engage Christians in conventional contexts, we mentor leaders, churches and missionaries towards missional effectiveness.
By 2020, Communitas aims to create multiple, revolutionary communities of transformation in culturally influential cities in America and internationally. As communities on mission, we pursue our calling through a commitment to:
The rhythm that we center our lives around in New Orleans involves:
In New Orleans, Communitas currently serves as three distinct communities — in Faubourg Marigny, in Faubourg Bayou St. John, and as the Gentilly Community (in Faubourg Audobon and Faubourg Freret).
In Valparaiso, Indiana, our community serves inmates in a local prison, and helps transition these men and women into community afterwards. Creating community within the prisons has seen literally scores many times over come to Christ. The after support helps these people assimilate into the body of Christ and succeed, now as followers of Jesus.