Intentional Faith Community Houses

Last updated: March 25, 2012 (4 years ago)

Listing created on: May 30, 2011

Intentional Faith Community Houses

(Lansing, Michigan, United States)

Mission Statement:

Intentional Faith Community

Community Description:

Seeking to be known, loved, and changed by God? Interested in knowing, loving, and serving Him in return? These houses are dedicated for individuals committed to grow in their faith and serve one’s neighbor, finding fellowship with others looking to do the same.

There are five houses within the same general vicinity in Lansing, between two and three miles west of Michigan State and not far from Old Town, in Lansing. One of the houses has a 24/7 prayer room anyone in the community is welcome to frequent, and a carpool runs daily to and from MSU campus and the houses for students.

Rent ranges from $265-385/mo. depending on the size of the room, and less if you’re willing to share! These rates include all utilities, laundry and wireless Internet service. We also ask for a security deposit of one month’s rent and references.

At least one room is currently available in one of the guys’ homes, and two rooms are currently available between the two women’s homes. See more information at our website:

We are graduate students but welcome those of all ages or stages in life, and especially anyone with a heart to hear from God and honor Him.

If you’re interested, please get in touch!

[email protected]


  • Type(s): Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization


  • Area: 1 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 5
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments: Francis Smart and Jenny Cairns own each of the houses seperately


  • Adult Members: 15
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Please email Jenny or Francis —
    Jenny: [email protected] |
    Francis: [email protected]
    Also feel free to look at our website for more information and questions asked of prospective residents:

    If you’d like to be on our mailing list or be notified of community events, although are not interested in living in our community at this time, please email [email protected]

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We intentionally seek ways to pray with one another, worship and seek God


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We have an advisory board


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: We ask house members to join a cleaning rotation and ocassionally cook or help cook dinner for our weekly shared meals

    Just a one month’s rent security deposit, minimum of $250

    Rent payments vary from $100 – $375 depending on room size and if a room is shared

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%


  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (includes “all religions”)

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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.