The goals of this shared life community would be to live life more;
- dependently upon God,
- independently of the world,
- interdependently among believers,
- involved in the lives of the unreached and the poor.
The first goal would involve living and conducting ourselves in ways that demonstrate that Jesus Christ is the head of His body. We are to submit ourselves daily to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to conform us to the likeness of the Son of God. The more mature believers/elders in the community would serve as models through word and deed to others to assist in their spiritual maturing.
The second goal would involve living as a community on acreage with trees for building low cost homes and for heating. We would produce at least 75% of our own food and a high percentage of our electricity.
The third goal would involve sharing resources within community such as; vehicles, tools, greenhouses, animals, etc.. Combined with the second goal, we would be able to live healthier and cheaper than if we lived independently of each other. Under this scenario, it is possible for a family of two to four to live well in Canada on $15,000-$20,000 per year. There would be no need for two parents to have to work just to make ends meet.
The fourth goal would involve developing similar sustainable, self sufficient communities in the poor nations. This work, to those who could go, would constitute our missionary activity in the winter months. We would assist those communities to produce an agricultural commodity to sell in order to fund their ongoing continuance.
The motto of community could be, Spend Sparingly, Give Generously. We would seek to live a lifestyle that would require only a modest income for ourselves so that we might provide generously for others in need. Our way of life could be a model for others to emulate.