Community

Vision

We were never meant to do this alone.

The learning, growing, trying, falling down, getting back up, rejoicing, grieving, letting go, embracing…this process of becoming who we were made to be, “little Christs,” was never intended to be an individual journey. When Jesus called the twelve disciples to follow him, it was an invitation to follow and know him together, giving us a beautiful picture of what it means to grow within a community. The Scriptures remind us repeatedly that we are all irreplaceable parts of one body, that we belong to each other and are meant to care for each other.

The Coracle Community – wherever it gathers – is a space for us to regularly and intentionally be in each other’s presence and in the presence of God. In multiple settings and avenues, we encourage each other’s holistic spiritual growth, paying attention to and cultivating what God is doing in us and what God seeks to do through us for the sake of the world. Whether you’ve been part of the Coracle family for a long time or you’re just discovering us, we would love to have you join us!

Northern Virginia and DC

Coracle Community happens regularly on Wednesday evenings in addition to multiple opportunities throughout the year.

Our Wednesday offerings include:

  • “Word and Silence” contemplative prayer group – a space to focus on the use of silence and spiritual practices to enhance the study of scripture in community: 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, September-May
  • Coracle Community gathering – a space to deepen relationships as we share how God is at work in and through our lives: 2nd Wednesday of the month
  • Coracle Book and Film Club – a space to read, watch, discuss and be formed by great books, great movies, big ideas, and one another: 4th Wednesday of the month

Additional opportunities for spiritual formation include:

  • Retreats offered in Northern Virginia
  • Saturday Seminars on topics aimed at deepening your prayer life, equipping you for your journey with God, and contemporary issues.
  • Every-so-often outings in the area with opportunities for discussion: movies, plays, concerts, and more

Members of the Coracle Community are also members of churches across Northern Virginia. Through the gatherings noted above and additional opportunities, we seek to connect local churches to one another, building and strengthening relationships that will enable greater impact for God’s kingdom in our neighborhoods.

For details on all that’s happening in the NoVA Coracle Community, subscribe to our mailing list. Check out upcoming events on our calendar. For more information about any and all things related to the NoVA Coracle Community, contact the NoVA Coracle team.

Baltimore

Additional opportunities for spiritual formation include:

  • Retreats offered in and around Baltimore
  • Saturday Seminars on topics aimed at deepening your prayer life, equipping you for your journey with God, and contemporary issues.

Members of the Coracle Community are also members of churches across the city. Through the gatherings noted above and additional opportunities, we seek to connect local churches to one another, building and strengthening relationships that will enable greater impact for God’s kingdom in our neighborhoods.

For details on all that’s happening in the Baltimore Coracle Community, subscribe to our mailing list. Check out upcoming events on our calendar. For more information about any and all things related to the Baltimore Coracle Community, contact Scott Buresh.

Shenandoah Valley

Coracle’s retreat center, Corhaven, is near Mt. Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley, and we’re praying about deepening community here.

For details, subscribe to our mailing list. For more information or if you have suggestions, contact us.