The Sword of the Spirit is a growing network of more than 75 lay Christian communities around the world that have a common vision, way of life, and spiritual culture. Recent estimates put the numbers of those involved at around 9,000 people worldwide. We sometimes describe ourselves as a “community of communities.” Each community within the Sword of the Spirit is self-governing, but we share what we have learned about things like family life, handling modern technology wisely, youth culture, etc. Our goal is to build one another up in love.
Sword of the Spirit communities have elements of a common culture that transcend our international, ethnic, and church differences. As a result, when members of different communities get together, even though they may be from different parts of the world, there is a very strong sense that we are part of the same international community of communities. One expression of our common way of life is our celebration of the opening of the Lord’s Day with prayers and a festive meal. Others include our music, our readiness to serve, stability in relationships and focus on raising good families.
The Sword of the Spirit is ecumenical. Some of our communities are ecumenical in their make-up, with members who belong to various churches – Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox. Other communities are all one denomination. But the call of all our communities is to foster the unity of all Christians. While recognizing our differences, we look to see how we can share in the riches of one another’s Christian traditions and work together for Christ.
Grandly-The Strategic Grandparents Club is a project of The Sword of the Spirit. It is part of our mission to youth, Kairos, because the main focus of Grandly is equipping grandparents to share their faith with their grandchildren. To learn more about Kairos visit: http://www.kairos-na.org.
To learn more about The Sword of the Spirit visit: http://www.swordofthespirit.net.