In addition to chartered communities, Candler’s formation communities program also supports non-residential communities that covenant to a rule of life and shared charism. While these communities do not have the gift and challenge of co-living, they do have the opportunity to build a robust shared life. And like residential formation communities, each nonresidential formation community has a house rector and house chaplain and discerns a unique rule of life and charism.
Emory Neighbors is a community focused on the formation of its members as ministers. We are focused on the holistic development of participants. We understand the importance of a wide variety of skills beyond the practical components of ministry, such as our ability to engage with one another and with God spiritually, and our ability to let go and have fun! We are committed to laughing and having fun together, to help guard against the burnout which is all too common in today’s world.
A non-residential community made up of students in Candler’s Doctor of Ministry program seeking connection, prayer, and accountability while balancing daily vocation and academic research. Murray House is rooted in the charism of koinonia, or fellowship and partnership. We seek to provide a virtual “round table” where we gather as equals. The community’s rule of life embraces praying for and with each other, exploring spiritual practices, regular fellowship over Zoom, and mutual respect for differing traditions and vocations.