• 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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You May Have Seen Us

At Our Yellow Delis

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. Come join our circle!


As a child I fell in love with Jesus of the bible.  Growing up in a non-denominational church, I heard all the stories in Sunday school.  My mother wrote and directed plays about Him.  My father, a minister, played the role of Jesus and was very evangelistic.  My parents were divorced when I was a very young child and they were remarried shortly after.  We were featured on a well known evangelical television program in the 80's as a story of the amazing healing power of Jesus in our life.  Sadly, this reconciliation did not last and in my early teen years my parents once again divorced. 

Read the Whole Story

Emunah Qavah (Sarah)
Morning Star Ranch, CA

Our Songs

This World is Perishing

Environmental Crisis 

Broken Relationships 

Collapsing Morality 

Organic Food

Broken Families 

Prophecies Fulfilled 

Forgotten Purpose 

Nearest Community

In 1998, one of our sisters drove down the hill looking for a laundromat. Instead, she found the quaint lower village of Coxsackie and its centerpiece, a three-story brick opera house from the late 1800s. This building, called the Dolan Block, would be center of a new community of believers. Over the next decade, we fixed up many of the buildings in town and started businesses, like the Maté Factor tea house and the Simon the Tanner shoes and clothing store. A fire came in 2003, and many of the local people came to help us afterwards, and we were so thankful for the friends we had made. In 2009, we made a mistake, closed down our community and sending everyone to other communities, and almost sold the buildings.

20 South River Street
PO Box 314
Coxsackie, NY 12051
United States
Phone: 518-731-7002


Other Nearby Communities

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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