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The Body

The Body of Christ (the Church) functions optimally when each cell, each soul, is healthy and communicating with each other. The Church is an Organism, not an Organization.  The World will know Jesus Came "When they Love each other." 

The Church of  ___________

When Paul wrote to the "Church of ________", he did not write to a singular fellowship, congregation, or leader.  He wrote to the collective co-captains and followers in a region. It is our task to re-embody. To identify and function as a Loving Body.  Fill out this form to share and connect around these efforts in your region.

The night before Jesus was tortured, He shares with us what was so heavy on His heart and mind:

“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you... 
I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me." 

John 17 is Jesus's longest recorded pray.  Until we focus on and getting better at "Loving one another", the world will not know the depth of God's Love. 


Below are examples and supporting resources for how "The Body" densifies in any region. Fill out form to connect and figure out your next step.

Examples & Locations

Click here to learn about the 10-14 unifying bodies in Greater Dayton.  Fill out this form to get connected.


Statewide: Ohio

A statewide network of 300 + "community catalysts" is forming throughout Ohio. See red pins on this map. More will be populated in time.


Nationwide: United States

Below and linked here is a live-map of entities across the US who are doing John 17 work. Below the map is a short description of some of the networks and their associated pin-drop color to easily filter.


Since 1978 (45 yrs), Leadership Foundations (LF) has been transforming cities by uniting people of good-faith and good-will.  There are currently 40 + LF chapters in cities across the US. 


Since 1977 (46 yrs), Love INC (In the Name of Christ) has been uniting and mobilizing the Church in suburbs. There are currently 110 + Love INC chapters across the US. 


City Leaders

Recently, the City Leaders Collaborative has formed, stay tuned. For decades, this de-centralized network of "city-network transformation" leaders have been working to Love, unite, and transform their cities. 


Resource: Rooting for Rivals

The Rooting for Rivals book and podcast (especially this episode on Churches) gives us a framework and stories to illuminate the powerful call to John 17. We can reject the false narrative of scarcity/clan and embrace the reality of Kingdom/Abundance. 


From Across the World: Jeremy of Mauritius

Jeremy does this John 17 work on the small island of Mauritius. I love Jeremy's heart, it inspires me. Years ago, through Daybreak, he created a story/video below of how and why we ought to listen to Christ and band together. This story speaks to my warrior spirit and I hope it fuels you to befriend and train with other warriors outside of your clan.  

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