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Off-Grid Christian Community Taking Off

 
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All,

We have been in the process of starting an off-grid and sustainable community for interested Christian families who desire to live according to Biblical ethics, regardless of denomination, in the Caribbean. We have been making contacts on a particular island and such is place that is very well-suited for homesteading and off-grid living. We already have several interested families and have organized a website for drawing others as well. We will make all of our own food and practice holistic medicine and commonly own all things in the community. We will have chapel daily, as well as various studies and a Sunday worship service conducted by an ordained minister. We will do outreach and charity on the island, and work with other churches to help aid the work of the Kingdom there, we will likewise have scheduled times of fasting, as well as feasting and making merry as a community. Everyone would have weekends to themselves for their own personal time and at the start some of us may have to work some side-gigs until everything is well-established. Otherwise, all the work, from building, to growing food, raising animals, fishing, etc, would be done as a community. I myself have been ordained in the Lutheran and Reformed churches and have built and maintained my own off-grid homestead and some of the other interested families have backgrounds in building homesteads, holistic medicine, and teaching at Christian schools.

Beyond this, we would all have our own “huts” or simple home with a shared community center which would work as our chapel, kitchen, dining hall, school, library, storehouse, bathhouse, etc.

This is a very simplistic summary, but things are starting to move in a great direction and everyone is feeling very optimistic. Thus, for those who want to live somewhere with other Christians where we can be easily self-sufficient and eating fresh all year round, where there are nearly no regulations or restrictions on how we build our homes, raise our animals, educate and discipline our children, then consider joining in our plans. We hope to make the official move in the next couple of years once everything is wrapped up.

For more information, contact me via the message feature here on the site and then we can continue the conversation via email. Godspeed.
 
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I am a nobeliever, but peoples belief systems have always been of interest to me.
I often wonder what happens when people grow up within a tight communal group and meets the 'real world', is it a safe and good experience?

where we can be easily self-sufficient and eating fresh all year round, where there are nearly no regulations or restrictions on how we build our homes,
raise our animals, educate and discipline our children


This sounds a bit like the Amish chose many years ago.
Why do you believe a separate community is needed?
regards
 
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Good day

I am interested in learning more about joining an off-grid Christian Bible-believing Community.

I look forward to learning more about your Community.

Thank you.

Blessings!

Denise
 
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Hi. I would like to learn more about your christian community plans. Where you plan to be located, how many families so far, etc. Please contact me at nealnaturally@gmail.com. Thank you 😊
 
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Hi, I am very interested in joining your community. How can I contact you guys?
 
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Chino Aponte wrote:Hi, I am very interested in joining your community. How can I contact you guys?



Welcome to Permies Chino!
 
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Chino Aponte wrote:Hi, I am very interested in joining your community. How can I contact you guys?



I'm available to message about this particular community.

If anyone has questions or wants to get in touch with the organizers I may be a more responsive middleman.
 
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I know people who are looking, but can not be quite as primitive as we are now. We're great as a hermitage! But we have a ways to go for the camp sites to be ready. We are all builder uppers and used to rural living. Congrats on getting it going in such a beautiful place
 
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I think off-grid self-sufficient Christian communities would be great, and what God provided the model for. I will highly prefer to grow all that can be grown for what is needed, for food and things. I don't actually use things from animals, and have found that to work fine after living that way over a decade. I really care for a sustainable way to live in this world which this can be and it can model to others how it can be done, and hopefully motivate some to join in where this is done. Godly leadership can be an encouraging thing.

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Karl Buchanan wrote:I know people who are looking, but can not be quite as primitive as we are now. We're great as a hermitage! But we have a ways to go for the camp sites to be ready. We are all builder uppers and used to rural living. Congrats on getting it going in such a beautiful place



I don't say it every time I post something, but I am willing to live with primitive conditions to have what I see is the desirable way and grow all things I can for what is wanted and needed, and building from what is useful from that, and it can involve careful limited foraging, without too much demand for environments there.
 
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Hey! Just wanted to wish you good luck in this plan - hope the community succeeds, I'll pray for you guys.
 
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Hi, I am also interested in conversing more about being apart of the off-grid Christian community
H.a.b.i.t.a.t.ofsustainability@gmail.com
 
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What is your location? I am interested in Christian non-grid living but I am an older woman. Is this
 
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How do we contact if we are interested in joining ? ! 💕
 
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I did respond through email though not finding your message soon enough to respond promptly. I am not such a promising candidate which I see recently, so I am seeing I might wind up living on my own to work at this off grid way in simplicity growing things for what is needed and useful.
 
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Hi, My family and I are very interested in finding a place to try to live the way Christ has called us to live. I would very much appreciate more information on the community. My email is lorvanaadams777@gmail.com. thank you and God bless
 
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Fred Frank V Bur wrote:I did respond through email though not finding your message soon enough to respond promptly. I am not such a promising candidate which I see recently, so I am seeing I might wind up living on my own to work at this off grid way in simplicity growing things for what is needed and useful.



Hey Fred! We don't reject anyone because of age, we are focusing on young families purely because we are trying to be forward looking; however, the older and wiser are always welcome.

You can send me a purple message on here or just shoot me another email and I will keep a lookout for it.

Thanks,
Josh.
 
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Sounds interesting. I’m a Christian. Was baptised a few years ago. I’m also a carpenter.
I have a young family and worship daily. If you’re creating a community, are you vetting people and how are you doing it?
 
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Craig Watson wrote:Sounds interesting. I’m a Christian. Was baptized a few years ago. I’m also a carpenter.
I have a young family and worship daily. If you’re creating a community, are you vetting people and how are you doing it?



I am sending you a purple message or whatever they are called lol.

For the sake of this whole thread though, I will state this:

Our vetting is inclusive of those who are "orthodox" in their theology in terms of the fundamentals of the Christian faith and who are not actively living in outward rebellious wickedness (as defined by Scripture, according to the Law) or actively under legitimate church discipline by a legitimate orthodox denomination.  

In essence, the authority of the Scripture as an overriding veto-like authority is important to us, with special respect to what the majority of what all Christians have believed on any particular view or text and a leadership which is both qualified and morally upright.

Overall, if one can affirm, in substance, that which is said in the Nicene Creed, then we are cool; namely, affirm the virgin birth, perfect life, death, burial and resurrection, descent, and ascension of Jesus Christ, that He was the Son of God and both fully God and fully man in His nature, and that there is One God in three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, that there will be a future resurrection of the dead, and further, that this is both a historical fact and that such is accurately and authoritatively described in the Scriptures, and that this resurrection of the dead will occur when Christ returns and a final judgement of all mankind takes place. Lastly, this creed requires us to believe that there is only one true church, which either refers to one particular denomination which excludes all others as damned (which we regard as ridiculous), or in reality it encompasses all those truly saved out of a large variety of different denominational backgrounds (we take this latter view as true). We also affirm the communion of saints (that Christians should partake of communion together) and that there is only one baptism (not two or more, and not to be repeated) for the remission of sins.

Thats it.

beyond this, to get a flavor for our approach, check out our website and read what is written on the homepage and the articles to get a good idea our thinking (the link is in my profile).

We are also active in pursuing membership in the CREC (Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches), which will take several years, but are open to suggestions of a different association if a case is compellingly made.

Don't hesitate to get back to me or ask me any question.



 
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your concept is interesting, I would like to learn more about how your community is progressing.   I have been called to transition to an off grid community.  I have a Lutheran background.    Eric eric.gernert@yahoo.com
 
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Joshua, my family of 6 has been exploring options in this space. I'd love to hear more about this. What's the best way to reach out to you?
 
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Peter Falconero wrote:Joshua, my family of 6 has been exploring options in this space. I'd love to hear more about this. What's the best way to reach out to you?



Peter, email me: victorspoils447@gmail.com

Let's talk. We are trying to get more families especially.
 
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Hi. I would like to learn more about your christian community plans. Where you plan to be located, how many families so far, etc. Please contact me at rob@robbkowalski.com. Thank you 😊
 
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Robert Kowalski wrote:Hi. I would like to learn more about your christian community plans. Where you plan to be located, how many families so far, etc. Please contact me at rob@robbkowalski.com. Thank you 😊



No problem brother, I will be emailing you direct. If you don't hear from me, you can reach me at victorspoils447@gmail.com.
 
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Hello,

I'm an English mother with a 3 year old. Fairly new to my faith but very dedicated. I am also passionate about off grid, community living. Are you open to new members? I would love to hear more and potentially be involved. It sounds like a dream come true!
 
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Tegen Bolitho wrote:Hello,

I'm an English mother with a 3 year old. Fairly new to my faith but very dedicated. I am also passionate about off grid, community living. Are you open to new members? I would love to hear more and potentially be involved. It sounds like a dream come true!



Yes, we are.

please contact me at: victorspoils447@gmail.com

 
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