Called to live community.
In October of 2005, a group of young people began meeting weekly for a short time of praise and worship and teaching about life in the Holy Spirit. These meetings fostered personal encounters with God that led to conversion and transformation. At first we met in members’ homes, but after a couple of years a local church gave us access to one of their meeting rooms, and we continued to grow.
As the prayer meeting grew and developed, many of our members felt called to live out a more radical commitment to Christ. We wrote our commitments down on paper in the biblical form of a covenant—a solemn agreement to love the Lord with all of our hearts and to love each other with mutual affection, encouragement, and support. This covenant reflects our call to be disciples, lovers of Christian unity, and the light of Christ in our city. Today, the Spirit of Christ is an ecumenical lay community, open to Christians of all denominations. We have young adults, families, students, and wonderful members of all ages. Our community is a melting pot of sorts, with members from North and South America and Asia.
We are also connected with an international network of communities called The Sword of the Spirit. The SOS has member communities in North, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia—roughly 15,000 members in more than 25 nations. We share the SOS’s vision for creating authentic community, for ecumenism, and for building up the church. More information about the Sword of the Spirit can be found on their website: https://www.swordofthespirit.net/