Belonging to believe is a priestly practice that we embody for each other as Soul Friends.
As Basileians, we assemble as the Church as Soul Friends in our priestly practice of helping others to belong in order to believe. As Soul Friends, we serve as personal guides and mentors to one or more people in our Basileian way of life. We are Soul Friends for guests of our communities who so desire it, people in the process of becoming Communicant Members, for existing members that they may grow and mature in Christ, and for those in the process of becoming Governing Members. We love one another as Christ loves us, helping each other to discover and release our unique individual gifts and callings by creating an interdependent, safe, friendly, relaxed, pleasant and supportive family environment where healing, forgiveness and empowerment are normal. Thus, we don’t first require people to believe in order to belong. To belong first, to be healed first, to be restored in our humanity first is the order of things. Believing comes quite naturally on the heels of that.
Soul Friends mentor all who belong in order to believe to empower them in turn to build and cultivate colonies of heaven on earth.