Become an Urban Monk

Review our commitments and express your solidarity

Essential commitments of Urban Monks

Nurturing a private relationship with God through spiritual principles and practices

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul

and with all your strength and with all your mind;”  (Luke 10.27a)

Cultivating a public relationship with God and others through spiritual principles and practices

“Love your neighbor as yourself”  (Luke 10.27b)

Maturing a private and public relationship with God and others by using spiritual principles and practices to seek and advance solutions to help solve social issues and injustices

“Learn to do right; seek justice” (Isaiah 1.17)

Essential Actions of Urban Monks

Essential Actions involve continuously shaping a Personal Integrated Rule of Life by including spiritual principles and practices that:

  • you use, or will use, to nurture an intimate, personal, and private relationship with God.
  • you use, or will use, to cultivate a public relationship with God and others through acts of charity.
  • you use, or will use, to mature a private and public relationship with God by advancing solutions to help solve social issues and injustices.

Ready to Join Us?

  • After reflecting upon the Rule of Life for the Society of Urban Monks, I wish to express solidarity with the Society by continuously shaping an integrated Rule of Life filled with personally chosen biblically-rooted spiritual principles and practices to
    • Nurture an intimate private relationship with God;
    • Cultivate a public relationship with God and others; and
    • Mature a private and public relationship with God and others to help influence solutions for personally selected social struggles.

 

  • I am willing to collectively explore with other Urban Monks spiritual principles and practices that 1) nurture a private and intimate relationship with God; 2) cultivate a public relationship with God and others through acts of charity; and 3) support solutions to help solve social issues and injustices.

 

  • I may post appropriate articles and books, white papers, webinars, seminars, workshops, conferences, art, blogs, movies, photos, music, and social media or other resources that would help Urban Monks further develop their integrated Rules of Life on the Society of Urban Monks web site according to Society guidelines.

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