The Community of Christians
-An Intentional Jesus Christ Centered Community
A place to Grow, a place to Serve, a place to Disciple.
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
Psalms 133:1 KJV
What is an Intentional Community?
“A community designed and planned around a social ideal or collective values and interests, often involving shared resources and responsibilities. A group of people living together for specific purpose or reason.”
A typical Neighborhood is a Community by default. People live in close proximity to each other but do not have a Shared Intention, they just happen to be there. Neighbors may never talk to each other. Neighbors may only see each other when they come in and out of the driveway in their car. It just so happens that neighbors live next to each other. The lack of Common Purpose for being there is something to be overcome. When there is Shared Purpose for why people live in a certain place, then the Community has a solid foundation.
Where there is an agreed upon Common Purpose for why people are living in a place and they are in Collective Pursuit of the Mission, Intentional Community is found.
In our present state of Christianity the majority of people meet for about 2 hours on a sunday coming from other cities/towns, states, and even sometimes countries to come together for a common purpose(worshiping and learning more about God).
In the early church of Church of Christ, it was not so.
“Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”
“And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need. And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.”
The people of God are Stronger together and are capable of much more when operating in Unity.
Walking As Christ is planning to acquire a property that is nearly 200 acres in San Diego County California USA in June of 2019 establishing the Community of Christians.
Local presence —> Global Community
As we pursue Growth in our walk with Jesus Christ, serving the Lord Daily, and Discipling others we will do so collectively from our Local Community as the Headquarters for the work that we do Globally. Physical location in Southern California with Brothers and Sisters in Christ abroad following Jesus Christ and serving the Lord with us.
Embracing Diversity and Empowering Unity
Followers of Jesus Christ from various backgrounds and denominations living and working together for the greater good of the Body of Christ. Community of Christians is not to be governed by any denomination or religious institution. The Community will embrace and welcome followers of Jesus Christ from various backgrounds/denominations.
Whether; Southern Baptist, Reformed, Pentecostal, Orthodox, Catholic, Non-Denominational, or any other Christian group that Preaches/Teaches Jesus Christ and Rebukes sin you are welcome here. This is a mission for all of the called of God around the world. The Mission of this Community is for the Edification of all God’s people world wide.
Christ Centered Missions The Community of Christians Intends to Work in Regularly
–Bringing the Word of God to those who desire to know
We are currently doing this through the Walking As Christ ministry and plan to advance all that we do in bringing Truth of Jesus Christ and the Word of God to the Nations abroad and locally!
The children living full time in the community will be home schooled there.
We plan to share the homeschooling techniques that we use in the Community with all those that desire to homeschool their children in a Christian way around the world.
–Housing Full Time Missionaries
The Community of Christians will be a Refreshing Station for missionaries around the world.
Missionaries laboring in the name of the Lord from various parts of the world will be able to stay at the Community of Christians for a temporary period in between their missions and be refreshed!
–Relieving the Afflicted
We intend to have an organized and intenful approach to; feed the hungry, provide drink for the thirsty, welcome strangers, clothe those who lack, visit the sick and imprisoned with specific regard to the people of God.
–Clothing Sisters in Modesty
Providing clothing to Sisters in Christ that desire to dress modestly.
This ministry called Incorruptible Heart will be launching soon.
–Uniting the People of God
This ministry is in its beginning stages today and will be focused on unity among the Body of Christ.
–Any other call of God that He guides the community to fulfill
Morning – Prayer/Worship/Word/Meditative start to morning (breakfast)
Work(Christ centered Mission and/or attending community needs)
Afternoon – Prayer (lunch with possible siesta)
Work(Christ centered Mission and/or attending community needs)
Evening – Prayer/Worship/Word (dinner)
Sabbath(Seventh Day/Saturday) – Day of rest outside of any Christ Centered Missions that need attending to (no servile work – as defined by the Word of God/Keep the day Holy).
Saturday Morning Service – Weekly assembly of Brothers and Sisters in Christ to Worship God and learn of Him.
*Brothers & Sisters may exercise liberty regarding schedules based on the Christ Centered/Kingdom Mission and the needs of the community at the time.
**Responsibilities can be regularly rotated.
Prayer, Worship, and Preaching/Teaching will be occurring Daily in the community.
The Community of Christians is open to all who desire to Grow in Christ and be among the people of God. All are welcome to join us each morning for the Word of God, each Sunday through Friday afternoon for prayer, each Sunday through Friday evening for the Word of God, and every Saturday morning for service.
It is not necessary to be a Full Time Permanent Resident of the community to participate in Community Activity, Worship, and/or Christ Centered Mission that the community is working on. All times the Word of God is shared in a formal setting in the community, the message should be recorded for the Body of Christ that are living outside of the community to listen around the world.
Facilities Currently on The Property We Intend to Acquire and Planned Uses(Besides Housing)
-Place where majority of meals on property are cooked and enjoyed
-Seating for around 200
-Only use for this place should be specific to learning the things of God and Worship.
-Always open 7 days a week/24 hours a day
-Capacity of over 200
-Meeting room for community
-Small business center
-Place to relax, play indoor games, and enjoy snacks
-Main meeting place for official community/ministry related things
-Place where official documents, licenses, recording keeping, and all business related thing are.
-Storage of landscaping equipment, and farming related things
-Sewing shop(incorruptible heart & community clothing)
-Showroom for Incorruptible Heart clothing and any other ministry endeavors
-Storage of literature/library(donated books and books from brethren in the ministry stored here for all to access as they please
-Available in multiple locations, small and large scale
-Storage of all medical supplies
Current Activities on Property
Pool with diving boards
The Community of Christians will use well water on the property for all community related activity. There are currently multiple wells providing more water than needed on the property. We intend to build a solar site on the property to provide enough energy to sustain the entire operation on renewable energy(the property in its current state is connected to the local power grid).
We also intend to grow nearly all of our own Organic Foods using Permaculture Principles to sustain the land for many years to come. There is a large lot on the south end of the property that we intend to use for growing; vegetables, herbs, spices, possibly grains, and raise cattle on. We intend to have some fruit trees and vines along the hill side of the property. We are hopeful that the Lord will Bless the land to have it producing the majority of our food within the first 10 years of being on the property.
Organic Farm with Permaculture Principles Plan (Zone 9a)
Crops on southend to southwest side of property
Red & Green Bell Peppers
Mint(peppermint & spearmint)
Wheat, spelt, oats, rye
Live Animals on Southeast Section of Property
Beef Cattle cow
Dual purpose cow (ex. MRY (Meuse Rhine Yssel) (Milk and Meat)
Egg and breeding Chickens
Possible bee keeping
Fruit Tree Groves Throughout Property
Vines Along Hillside
Housing for Full-Time Permanent Residents
Single (1 bedroom residence)
Double (1-2 bedroom residence)
Average Family (2-3 bedroom residence)
Large Family (3-4 bedroom residence)
*Accommodations based on need.
**Housing for married persons/families are independent from housing for singles.
There is available permanent housing for 15 more families(husband and wife with or without children) and 9 more singles(unmarried/widowed).
The property is currently owned by a Christian organization and is fully functioning today. The property can house around 300 people with its current structures and configuration.
It is located in a rural part of San Diego County California USA on nearly 200 acres with abundant water sources.
We are currently accepting donations and plan to launch crowdfunding for the project in the near future. We have embarked on this journey for the Glory of God, to Grow in Him, to Serve Him, and to help Disciple others. As we pursue the Will of God, we Trust Him to provide all the resources and funding necessary to acquire the property and do any needed renovations to equip the land to fit the Mission the Lord has before us.
We are planning to acquire the property and start moving in around June 15, 2019.
If you feel the Lord is leading you to be apart of this Community of Believers and Followers of Jesus Christ, please send us an email at WalkingAsChrist@gmail.com and we plan to get back to you within 24 hours.
If you are in agreement with this mission but not able to at this time make the full time commitment to being a permanent resident in the community, we invite you to support with Prayer as we pursue fulfilling this calling of God. We will likely need help in various areas such as; Legal, Business, Engineering, Architecture, Medical, Information Technology, Design, etc. so if you feel led of the Lord to help with your Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities please do let us know. If the Lord leads you to help Financially, you are welcome to donate to the ministry at the Donate tab on our website.
-Updated June 2018