Colonies of Heaven

C  ultivating colonies of heaven on earth as Celtic Community-Builders is one of three practices by which we Assemble as the Church, the other two being belonging to believe as Soul Friends and creating thin places as Forerunners.

Cultivating colonies of heaven on earth as Celtic Community-Builders is one of three practices by which we Assemble as the Church, the other two being belonging to believe as Soul Friends and creating thin places as Forerunners.

Cultivating colonies of heaven on earth is a prophetic practice of being Celtic Community-Builders.

We assemble as the Church in cultivating colonies of heaven on earth in the sense that we don’t just “plant churches” where people “go to church” on Sunday. Merely to go to Church like we might go to the store or go to work or go to school begs the question of where we are coming from. We all come from somewhere, from some overall culture to which we are membered from birth (or by rebirth, such as in Baptism). Since the culture we are called to come from is kingdomculture, inspired by the Celtic saints, we therefore imagine, cultivate and launch kingdomcultural initiatives and communities where we “go from Church.” Our Fellowships and their Chapters advance the Kingdom in all areas of thought and life as a City on a hill, which is the meaning of our logo. We embody a new kind of Celtic mysticism and monasticism marked by beauty, peace and joy, committed to the stewardship of creation and shaped by a Johannian spirituality relevant to and even ahead of our time.