Are you looking for a spiritually and vocationally meaningful “gap year” experience? Are you interested in a year to reflect and re-energize before you transition in new directions with your career or education? We invite you to a year of exploration and empowerment with Blackburn House.
Blackburn House is a yearlong experiential learning program for young adults to live in and practice intentional community while engaging in spiritual formation, community-building, vocational discernment, leadership development, congregational ministry, and local missions and service. Each year a cohort of 4-5 new residents live in and serve together in intentional community based on the model of the early church in Acts 2:43-47. The cohort lives together rent-free in the parsonage of Blackburn’s Chapel UMC. Through prayer, friendship and service the intentional community supports the broader community development work of Blackburn Community Outreach, Inc. in pursuing rural congregational and community vitality.
Cohorts engage in this experiential learning program in the unique setting of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, in an eclectic and resilient rural community called Todd that provides a fitting environment for reflection, service, and recreation.
View a video of former cohorts and learn more about the overall program at our website: http://theblackburnhouse.com/intentional-community/.