Can I apply?
Any follower of Jesus, aged 20-35 and in good standing with their own church, is welcome to apply to join the Community. We are hoping for a wonderfully broad range of members from across many different denominations and church traditions, and many different cultures.
As we live and pray and serve together, we learn to hold our differences before God and love one another – to pursue reconciliation and understanding, in the context of our love for God and for the world around us.
Members may include lay and ordained, Religious already living in Orders, and theology graduates – the only prerequisite is a willingness to be transformed and to learn.
There are two modes of membership: residential and non-residential.
Members may be single or married. If married, both spouses should apply and participate fully in the Community. Due to the demands of the shared life and activities, we are unable to accommodate children as residents and it may be very difficult for parents to commit to the non-resident programme.
In order to be eligible for membership, prospective applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
- Aged between 20 and 35 on 1st September 2017
- Participation in a regular capacity in a local community of Christian worship
- If married, both spouses must apply for membership, as such an immersive experience may be radically transformative for each.
- A level of English that allows the person to benefit from the teaching (lectures and reading), share and discuss matters of faith with others and participate in the social life of the Community.
Prospective participants of the residential or the non-residential programme must be available between 1st September 2017 and 1st July 2018, with no planned substantial periods of absence.