Surrender 2017

The Surrender Conference is coming up on 24th-26th March 2017. The full program is available online.

Here is a list of speakers with experience living in intentional communities:

  • Pete Volkofsky: “Bodylife”
  • Nerida Cuddy: “Lament and Hope”
  • L’Arche: “Walking the Journey of Community”
  • Shane Claiborne: “Becoming a Peculiar People”
  • Andy & Rose Vincent: “A journey of formation, community and mission”
  • Dhiiyaan & Bruderhof Community: “Reconciliation and Cross-Cultural Community”

You can buy tickets and register online.

Embodying The Way – SURRENDER 17 from SURRENDER Australia on Vimeo.

The Pain of Saying Goodbye

The words “farewell” come with a lump in our throat and tears in our eyes. Christ is and has been at the heart of this journey, and through Him we will always stay connected to His followers. Looking back I realise this was one of those chapters where I have felt very spiritually alive and connected to the story of the Bible. It was intense but I would not have wanted to miss it. The relationships that formed over this time are strong, honest and deep. Like family. – Hannah

Hannah and Tonn experienced an emotional roller-coaster last year. After enthusiastically recruiting members for their community in the Blue Mountains, they faced the trauma of having their community residence placed under new management less than two months later. In her latest blog post Hannah reflects on some of the lessons learnt and the pain of saying good-bye: “A Beautiful Pain

New Monastic Community in Melbourne

Rachael and Jonathan Lopez are establishing a new monastic community this year in partnership with Spotswood Anglican Church, Melbourne. Jonathan and Rachael recently returned from London where they were living as community members at the Community of St Anselm from 2015-2016; a community established by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. They …