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Act Five 2023 alumni give some reflections on the year they just experienced.

Upon moving in, I always ask the students, "What made you want to come to Act Five?", and with a mix of naivety and maturity, almost every student answers, "I want to grow."

Every year, our community puts together a video with some highlights of the year. Enjoy!

"Community can exist within a multitude of places... it's not just within Act Five that I'll find true community."

"I think this is the kind of thing that gives you experience and preparedness that you'll take into the rest of your life... It's a lifelong lesson learned."

Differences in the Church are not just helpful, but essential. They are a necessary element of God’s Kingdom. His purpose is fulfilled through the different gifts of each “part” when we come together as a whole.

"God is... moving, he’s reconciling, he’s redeeming everywhere. To get to see that, all over the world as well as in our own home, gives us a bigger vision of who God is. I’m excited to share that vision with others in our community."

"Throughout the entire trip, I saw God in how alive everyone was for Christ. But it wasn’t just the ‘one-hour-after-worship’ kind of alive. They were living their lives for Jesus."

"I would invite someone to live in this home if they have an itch to experience a different vision of what it means to be a follower of Jesus in our context."

We are free to be truly human and to experience the fullness of life in Christ when we choose submission, when we choose limitation, when we choose to die to ourselves and our own wishes.

Our role as stewards is not to know or understand better than non-humans could, not to use power as a way of ruling; but to let ourselves come back to children, to love because we have moved into our own neighbourhoods.

God forever longs to invite us into more than we can imagine, again and again saying to us, "See, I am doing a new thing." The question will always remain - Do we have room to receive Him as he chooses to dwell among us in a new way?

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