The Life Together website describes the organization as “a strategic initiative of The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts” that “is committed to forming leaders, growing communities, and having an impact in the world through direct service, advocacy, and community organizing.” Most of the participants live in an intentional community while interning and participate in one of two key programs: The Micah Project and the Relational Evangelism Pilot Project.
The Micah Project (an affiliate program of the Episcopal Service Corps) is an eleven-month fellowship and leadership development project that matches emerging young adult leaders (21-35 years of age) with mission-based non-profit organizations and churches throughout the greater Boston area.
Relational Evangelists (RE) are situated at a partnering church or college chaplaincy, which serves as the base community for the RE’s organizing work. From their site, the RE gathers a leadership team and builds a network base, with which they then work to collectively envision and organize a justice campaign rooted in and responsive to the passions, gifts, and needs of their particular community. The Relational Evangelists (REs) and the young adult teams they recruit to lead with them have received training and regular coaching in community organizing from Marshall Ganz’s Leading Change project.