Basileians are Friends of God who, in the practice of making consensus decisions that bind and loose, affect the release of the Kingdom of God in visible, cultural ways that exhausts evil on behalf of the fatherless, widowed, poor, oppressed, prisoners and sick. This prophetic lifestyle practice is related to our primary discipline of governing from the Table. The ancient idea of friendship is something not limited to the private sphere, but carried the force of the public glue that bound people together in communities of friends who were able to function as their own alternative society. To be friends of God is to be the alternative City of God.
Also see Ecclesial City, Govern, Sentinels, and Stewards.