Shalom Covenant Communities
Shalom Covenant Communities (SCC) was an association of local churches emphasizing renewal, community and mission, formed in 1974. Seeking a more faithful Christian discipleship, all of the founding groups originally practiced complete sharing of financial resources among all members. Many other aspects of community life and Christian discipleship were pursued with equal vigor. Founding members of SCC were Fellowship of Hope (Elkhart, Indiana), New Creation Fellowship (Newton, Kansas), Plow Creek Fellowship (Tiskilwa, Illinois), and Reba Place Fellowship (Evanston, Illinois). Rediscovery of the Anabaptist vision provided much of the original impetus. The communities were also shaped significantly by charismatic renewal and contact with other renewal groups. Local church membership eventually changed to allow both communal and non-communal economic patterns. Other groups with similar vision have actively associated with SCC. With the Mennonite Board of Missions (Mennonite Church) they jointly sponsor an outreach to Burgos, Spain. In 1983 the Fellowship of Hope began publishing for the SCC, a magazine, Coming Together.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 817. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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