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Episode 41 - Intentional Community (And an Upside Down Gathering in September!)
May 21, 2018 Kayla Craig, Lindsy Wallace, Shannon Evans

In our last regular episode before summer break, we gather to talk about community: not the hashtag or the social media version, but the essence of community as a sense of place and belonging. Host Kayla Craig is joined by Lindsy Wallace, Shannon Evans, and special guest, Rebekah Troche, who lives at Jesus People USA, a church and intentional community in Chicago.

In this episode, we:

Learn about JPUSA’s mission and ministry and why Rebekah was drawn to it; Share our vision for this fall’s Upside Down Gathering; Talk about how vulnerability and trust play a role in community; Bring forward tangible ways we can begin to cultivate community; and we Tackle listener questions about how to deal with conflict and how an introvert can find respite amid a community-building lifestyle.

Join us as we recognize how intentional community with others is pivotal to the upside-down life.

Recommended reading & resources: “Community and Growth” by Jean Vanier Jesus People USA: Wilson Abbey in Chicago: Everybody’s Coffee:

News & Notes:

We’re opening the doors to Wilson Abbey in Chicago for the first-ever Upside Down Gathering on Sept 21-22, 2018. Get your tickets at

We’ll be back in September with brand-new episodes! In the meantime, we’ll feature short sessions and one-on-one conversations with creators and makers in God’s Kingdom, one in June, one in July, and one in August. To have access to those episodes, join our community of $10/month supporters on Patreon:

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