I am just beginning to look back at what these churches have taught me over the past three years. I had served a part-time position in a country church in New Jersey before moving here, but you all are something different! The collaboration and cooperation is something so uncommon among churches. The usual model of competing for members, programs, and status is a tired model best left in the 1950’s. You have shown me what it means for churches who strive to live in what God’s kingdom might be like—a place where all share what they have for the benefit of the world.