• Welcome to our wonderful life!
    the life Yahshua taught us to live
  • We all live together,
    like a big extended family.
  • We live this way because
    We follow the teachings of Yahshua.
  • Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another."
    He said, “Love one another.
  • We share our possessions and work together,
    like bees in a hive - every day.
  • Our communities began
    in the early 1970s in
    Chattanooga, TN.
    We had searched to find
    a church where God really
    was the highest priority,
    but found that He actually
    took second place,
  • even to things like
    Superbowl Sunday
  • Disappointed, we all went to the
    park to worship our Father.
    We just wanted to make Him as
    important in our lives as we are in His.
  • So we stopped going to church and started being the church,
    and something wonderful began to happen!
    We began discovering what God wants to happen on this earth.
  • With excitement, we discovered that
    the disciples in the first century
    lived just as we were living.
    Acts 2:44 says, "All who believed
    were together and had all things
    in common."
  • And Acts 4:32 is even clearer, "All the believers were one in heart and soul,
    and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own,
    but they shared everything they had.
  • We live together
    because we love Yahshua
  • Our love for Him makes us love being together.
  • We also love to share
    this simple life with others.
  • You may have seen us at events,
    walking in pairs,
    circle dancing,
    in our Yellow Delis,
  • or all together in a big unique bus.
    “Come for a day, or to stay!”
    You may have heard us say,
    what we now will say again:
  • Please come and visit us!
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Featured Articles

From time to time, radical men and their radical thoughts have swept across the stage of history.
What was it that polarized all of humanity, causing some to adore Him...
Others to grind their teeth at Him?

We talked about you this morning. We prayed for you to get this paper. We probably even handed it to you, and we can't wait to meet you one day at our house. I say "our house" because we all own it together. We all live together, just like the church in Acts 2 and 4. 

Have you ever watched a beehive? It is fascinating seeing thousands of little bees working together to produce honey. As you come near the hive, you can hear an exciting buzz as they go about the many tasks necessary to keep the hive alive. The workers are responsible to collect nectar and guard the hive. The young bees keep the hive in good condition, feed the larvae, and support in other household chores. There is never a dull moment in the busy life of a little bee.

The "Treasure Hidden in the Field" and the "Pearl of Great Price" are two of the many parables which are given in the Scriptures to explain the Kingdom of God.

Have you heard what's going on? People of different backgrounds and races from all over the world are leaving everything behind to form tight-knit communities.

Like a man in the twilight working feverishly to finish before nightfall, he raced on, drawn by his love for something more precious than life itself.
What was it? Wealth? Fame? Power? Pleasure? Were these what claimed his heart's energy? Or was it something deeper, longer lasting, something living and eternal?

The first time I heard about Billy Graham was in 1953. He came to my hometown in the middle of the Bible Belt to conduct a crusade. The city even built a field house to accommodate him, because none of our buildings was big enough to handle the expected crowds. Excitement grew in our home as the day approached for the crusade to begin.

Our Creator alone knows what man is for, why He NEEDS man...
And why He created them to be "Man", Male and Female...

Have you ever wondered,"How should I spend my life? How can I store up treasure in heaven and not on earth?"

You May Have Seen Us


At Our Yellow Delis

At the Deli, we serve the fruit of the spirit.  Why not ask?


On the Peacemaker Bus

We've taken our maroon-and-cream double-decker bus to many concerts and made many friends.


Have You Seen Our Walkers?

We are sent out in pairs to find others that are seeking


Circle Dancing

We dance together in a circle, where all members are important.

Testimonies

He's the kind man who invited me into his little deli.
I looked around with wonder and asked, "did you all make this yourselves?"
He said, "yes"
I could tell everything was handmade and done with care.
He gave me a cup of water and talked with me.
He asked my about myself, made me feel like my life was significant.
He invited me to join him and his friends for dinner that evening.
The kind man's friends and family were there too.
We all sat down together and they asked me all about my life.
I had never felt so noticed and cared for before.
He sent his sweet little daughter to me with a portion of food.
She looked up at me so sincerely that even though I wasn't very hungry I couldn't help but accept her hospitality.
The meal was simple and casual, but I felt like an honored guest.


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Takif
Warsaw, MO

Our Songs

This World is Perishing

Environmental Crisis 

Broken Relationships 

Collapsing Morality 

Organic Food

Broken Families 

Prophecies Fulfilled 

Forgotten Purpose 

Get to Know Us

Even though visiting a community may not be possible right now, we would love to get to know you. Each of our communities would welcome your calls, letters, and emails.  Please get to know us.

Check our Locations page for the community nearest you and contact them. You can also write an email to us through the website by clicking the "Email Us" link at the bottom of the page.

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The Twelve Tribes is a confederation of twelve self-governing tribes, composed of self-governing communities. We are disciples of the Son of God whose name in Hebrew is Yahshua. We follow the pattern of the early church in Acts 2:44 and 4:32, truly believing everything that is written in the Old and New Covenants of the Bible, and sharing all things in common.

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