Our Culture

Find out more about this amazing life -- our culture, our beginnings, our life together.

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.
California, 1971. The Jesus Movement was in full swing. There was an excitement there such as Gene had never seen in all of his religious childhood. It was easy to get involved — praising the Lord, witnessing on the streets, and passing out Jesus tracts to the endless stream of hitchhikers...
We meet as a whole community every morning and evening. We come to hear from the One who created us. To hear His thoughts and instructions expressed through the voice of those who are gathered. We don't have altars or incense, crosses or organs. We don't sit in pews.
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...
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...
It is crucial to pay attention to the way of the apostles, the men who were closest to history’s greatest event: the life, death, and resurrection of Yahshua, the Messiah, the Savior of the world.
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you. Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath,...
“Come together!” was the cry that became a Movement in the ’60s. It was in the heart of a whole generation, fueled by a desire for a love we sensed was possible and a justice we knew the world needed. Woodstock in 1969 offered the hope that people could actually come together and love one another,...
What is the name above all names? Is it a Greek or a Jewish name? Doesn’t a disciple of His have the right to know the very name and pronunciation given by the angel Gabriel (Luke 1:31), when he brought such good news to the virgin Miriam (Mary)?
About thirty years ago, our culture began from a few people with childlike hearts who left the popular culture of the world, walking away from their old lives. At that time it was mainly young single people, but soon there were families with children, and even grandparents.
Astrologers and astronomers can read the message. What do the stars say? Could there be some credibility to what the stars say? Well, depending on who is “reading” them, we all must admit it seems that clear signs could come from the heavens. How many of us glance at the horoscopes each day just in...
The lion had been the undisputed king of the beasts. No one dared say otherwise. He had it all — the survival of the fittest. He was at the top of this social order, right or wrong. He was known as a “have.”
Our Master Yahshua They followed him around from town to town, everywhere he would go. They loved him, or at least they thought they did. One thing for sure — they couldn't live without him.

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.