A growing dispersed community of Christians who believe that how we live our everyday lives utterly matters

Abbey Life

We are a dispersed network encouraging one another and learning together how we can contribute to God’s reweaving of social and communal life through the deeply rooted practices and traditions of our faith.

The abbey is made up of companions who are ready to take creative action in everyday life. Companions share and experiment in intentional, deeply rooted living. Together we are participating in discovering, discerning and sharing the practices that reweave Christian life.

The rhythms of the abbey are shaped around a monthly theme that is connected to our everyday lives. Companions of the abbey are able to participate in each theme in a variety of ways, including:

Practice Webinar

We gather with a guest to explore the theme for the month. We move from ideas to action with resources for simple profound practices.

Theme Check-In

We connect each month around what we are doing. We bring questions, share stories and listen in on what other companions are doing.

The Commons

We gather as a community to ask: Why do these practices matter? How are our practices connected? What are we learning about everyday living for the sake of God's world?

Explore the first abbey theme - TIME!

Abbey Themes

Other abbey themes that we will explore beginning in early 2019 are:

Sabbath & Rest
Embracing Difference
Attending to Stories
Rooted in Place
Local Economics
Kids & Elders
Trust & Covenant
Joy & Play

Who is the Abbey for?

People who are ready to take creative action in everyday life

People who care less about “getting it right” and more about “figuring it out together”

People rooted in tradition and curious and ready to try new things

People who want to be part of building a new kind of world and a better way to live


Why an Abbey?

In their beginnings abbeys were one of the ways Christians formed communities and ways of living that would reweave the fabric of economic, political and social life. While some were removed from society; others set themselves up beside towns and cities to function as the demonstration of an alternative order in the midst of societies and empires that were coming apart. These understood themselves as places for experimenting in the formation of a new kind of society...