Welcome to the Reba Place Fellowship website! Reba Place Fellowship is an intentional Christian community in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. We are followers of Jesus Christ, freely sharing life and resources with one another and with our neighbors in order to demonstrate God's peace and justice in the world. We invite you to explore our website and contact us if you are interested in learning more about our life and mission.
RPF-related households often have openings. Inquiries are welcome.
Check out David Janzen's new book
The Intentional Christian Community Handbook: For Idealists, Hypocrites, and Wannabe Disciples of Jesus
Forward by Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
In the 21st century, Spirit-energized people of all ages are searching for a new (yet ancient) way of life together. A new generation of intentional communities is emerging with inspiring stories to tell of discoveries and struggles as they find their way. David Janzen, a friend of the New Monasticism movement with four decades of personal communal experience, has visited scores of communities, both old and new. This book shares the wisdom of many communities in many locales over the last half century.
David Janzen grew up on a Kansas Mennonite farm, graduated from Bethel College, and studied at Harvard Divinity School. In 1971, he and his wife helped found New Creation Fellowship, a Christian intentional community in Newton KS. In 1984, they moved to Reba Place Fellowship in Evanston IL, where David now runs an affordable housing ministry.