"There is no higher achievement in all the world than to be a person in community…This is the most creative and difficult work to which any of us will ever be called…We are to be builders of liberating communities that free love in us and free love in others."
Road fellows arrive in Atlanta from many places and many walks of life to live and work together in intentional community.
Intentional community means Road fellows share a home, share resources, and follow a regular rhythm of communal meals and prayer together. Each group of Road fellows craft a Rule of Life to guide and give encouragement for their life together.
Of course conflict happens! But Road fellows learn to deal with conflict proactively and as an opportunity for discernment and growth as individuals and as a community. Living in community is sometimes the most challenging but also the most transformative part of the year. The gifts of differences and of community enrich a year of inner and outer growth.
How would you describe living in community and what you have learned?
Living at Emmaus House
Fellows participating in The Road will be working closely with and also living at Emmaus House in the heart of Atlanta.
Emmaus House has served the Peoplestown community of Atlanta since 1967 and was instrumental in bringing school desegregation and the welfare rights movement to the city. Current Emmaus House social programs, funded by the Diocese of Atlanta and other donors, include a walk in help center (the Muriel Lokey Center), a seniors program, parental education, food pantry and monthly community dinner, and a wide variety of youth programs. Emmaus House Chapel, an Episcopal congregation of some 80 active members, is located on our campus.
You can check out the Emmaus House website here.