the King Association
Publications on Covenant Communities
Community & Church
How should covenant communities be related to the Catholic Church, especially communities with a broad ecumenical membership that includes Catholics? What kind of relationship should a covenant community have with its local Catholic bishop? How should a covenant community approach providing a sacramental life for its Catholic members?
In a statement on Catholic covenant community which he edited, Stephen B. Clark examines these and other issues. He also provides a selection of documents on covenant community for further study.
This small book is intended for leaders of covenant
others interested in understanding the place of covenant communities in
the Catholic Church.
Christian Communities: Strategy for Renewing the Church
1972 edition, Ave Maria Press, South Bend, Indiana
The Church's main pastoral objective, suggests author Steve Clark, should be the building of Christ-centered communities by an "environmental" approach, which permits the development of a fully Christian life in all its members, and fosters the growth of a naturally emergent leadership from within.
This is an important book because it takes seriously the needs
Church in an increasingly unchristian society. It sets up principles of
action, gives overall direction, and in general terms tells how to
the goal, ideal and vision that Christ himself has set before the