Welcome to the neighborhood of your dreams. Here you'll find great friends. Help and encouragement. Shared meals and resources. Family gatherings. These pages present a parade of homes like you've never imagined . . . neighborhoods, farms, apartments, and houses in which Christians are discovering the key to contentment in community. It's nothing new. Community was God's idea in the garden. Sure, it was twisted by the fall, but the early church's example of healthy community is being re-experienced by many believers today. Maybe you're considering a move to an intentional community. Or maybe you want to develop deeper friendships and commitment without going anywhere at all. Then read on. These people can lead you to the next step, through engaging stories of brokenness, joyful surrender, creative awakenings, and simple childlikeness. Enjoy this colorful tour of some of the most alive and authentic communities in America today. This could be the most satisfying journey home that you have ever taken. ""As an experienced writer and researcher, Werning does a fine job of entering into the unique cultures of each of the quite diverse communities he writes about. He engages the topics that are key to their life together. Initially the goal of James Werning's book was to get people to join existing communities. He ends up inviting readers to consider going deeper where they are, to take a vow of stability and thicken the relationships that are given."" --David Janzen, Member of Reba Place Fellowship ""In his clear narrative style, James Werning invites us to join him as he listens to the stories of intentional Christian communities across the nation. Storyteller Werning helps us to compare the ways that followers of Jesus deepen their Christian journey through sharing living space with other followers. Finding Intentional Community is an excellent resource for those seeking to understand how intentional Christian community fits into the mosaic of Christian life in the twenty-first century."" --Larry Duggins, Executive Director, Missional Wisdom Foundation ""With an approachable and personal style, Finding Intentional Community is the perfect guide to discover your new home with God's people. As someone who has lived intentional community for over thirty-five years, I can't imagine a better introduction to Christian community."" --Adam Krell, Pastor and Director of Life Mission Fellowship James Werning is a freelance writer and media producer in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina.