The first thing I did was label the CovenantClusters logo over in the sidebar and distill a kind of Rule of Life (that's missional order speak for a motto). Now, I must say that I have been struggling to find something that is any more succinct than Northumbria's Rule of Life: availability and vulnerability. These two words resonate strongly within me.
But as I was responding to Len's post today, these words just kind of appeared--and I'm going to take that as a bit of welcome inspiration:
Enough organization for relationships to thrive.Do you see them in there, availability and vulnerability? Perhaps they are, for me, tacit parts of the foundation. You will definitely see them in the following posts!
Enough chaos for creativity and communitas to emerge.
Every need met.
Well, I figured the best way to do this would be to make an outline, the start of a vision statement. So I did. Here it is:
- A Covenant Community
- Following a Rule of Life (part of a Seabeck-birthed Missional Order?)
- Communal (locally, virtually and universally connected to the Body of Christ)
- Disciple-Making through the Mentor/Apprentice model
Go with God.