New Creation Christian Community

Northampton, England, United Kingdom

  • Last updated: January 20, 2017 (4 months ago)
  • Listing created on: October 13, 2004

Mission Statement

Evangelical Christian

Community Description

The New Creation Christian Community is part of the Jesus Fellowship Church, which is also known as the Jesus Army. The fellowship is an evangelical Christian church with a contemporary charismatic emphasis. It is orthodox in doctrine, upholding the universally accepted Christian creeds.

The church numbers around 1,800, about 450 of whom live in Christian Community in 60 or so large and small houses around the United Kingdom. Each community house consists of anything between 6 and 25 people, who live as a large “family.”

The businesses, community houses, and other community assets are owned by the members and held in a legally constituted noncharitable Trust Fund. Within the community, each house has a “common-purse” arrangement, with members pooling their income to meet all personal and household expenses.

About

  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Spiritual or Religious Community
  • Location: Urban

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 200 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 40
  • Land owned by: The Community

Membership

  • Adult Members: 550
  • Child Members: 140
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Community houses are open to receive visitors on a temporary basis for up to 6 months (which can be extended to up to 12 months). If visitors’ stay is longer than a week, they pay a board-and-lodging charge, but the remainder of their income is at their disposal.

    Please contact us by email ([email protected]) at our central offices if you would like to visit one of our community houses.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Charismatic Evangelical

Government

  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Decisions (and accounts) are ratified by members annually.

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: All or close to all
  • Required Labor Contribution: No
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    All capital assets go into a trust fund, but may be refunded on leaving. All income is pooled.

Sustainability Practices

  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Food produced locally: Up to 25%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Vehicle Share, Library, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Christian
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: Yes
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Additional Comments

Our community houses are in a variety of locations, from inner city to rural

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Fair Housing Laws

This community acknowledges that their listing does not include any potential violations of the Fair Housing Law, or that they do not provide housing. For any questions about this topic please see our Content Policies and contact FIC with any questions or concerns: [email protected].