Ancient Faith. Authentic Community.
An Anglican Community in Missoula, Montana
We live in a world that is fast paced, noisy and tells us that we can have what ever we desire. Yet many people feel more alone than ever, in spite of pursuing all that their hearts desire. So why is there such a disconnect between what we are told we can have and what we do have? The main reason is that we were not created to be people who are alone. We were created for community. From the moment God created us we were meant to be in relationship.
The Four Practices
Worship. Participating well in public and private worship.
Community. Knowing, serving, and loving other participants in the local church.
Formation. Using spiritual disciplines to grow into the Image of Christ.
Mission. Loving and Serving God’s world in word and deed.
The Abbey/Minster Model
The abbey/minster community is both local and regional. We are both rooted in our local communities, the communities in our neighborhoods, while being brought together weekly to worship with one another. The abbey model is collegial. We do not work using a top down mentality, rather the desire is to work as a team of both lay persons and ordained to accomplish our goal. This means that we all have a role to play.