Who We Are

What began in 1957 as three people sharing life and possessions in one house just north of Chicago has grown like a tree into several communities and many ministries. Today members of Reba Place Fellowship live in an urban “village” in Evanston, and in its communal offshoot in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Both branches have a mix of apartment buildings, single family houses, and commercial buildings sheltering a variety of cooperative ventures. The kingdom seed has indeed become a tree with many nests in its boughs.

“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of all shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

-a parable of Jesus from Matthew 13:31-32

In the spring of 2005, Chicago public television aired a special clip about Reba Place Fellowship and shared finances. We felt honored by the positive way in which the community was portrayed, and think it to be an informative resource for anyone curious about RPF or the common purse.  You can watch it here on the WTTW website.

Mission Statement

The calling of Reba Place Fellowship is to extend the mission of Jesus by being a community of love and discipleship and by nurturing other such communities as God gives us grace.


Started in 1957 Reba Place Fellowship has a rich history.

What We Believe

Belief Statements written over the years.