"The kingdom of
heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is
the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of all
shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in
-a parable of Jesus from
Matthew 13:31-32 What began in 1957 as three people sharing life and possessions
in one house just north of Chicago
has grown like a tree into several communities and many ministries. Today members of Reba Place Fellowship live
in an urban "village" in Evanston, and in its
communal offshoot in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.
Both branches have a mix of apartment buildings, single family houses,
and commercial buildings sheltering a variety of cooperative ventures. The kingdom seed has indeed become a tree
with many nests in its boughs.