Where two or more Rivendell Companions live close enough to each other to meet regularly, a Rivendell Chapter may be formed. Chapter activities include prayer, theological study, mutual accountablity, and joint ministry.
The residential companions of the Motherhouse and non-residential Companions in western Missouri and eastern Kansas meet regularly, usually at the Motherhouse. Focus minitries of the Beth-el Chapter include:
hosting and leading retreats at the Motherhouse
hosting and teaching seminary students at the George Herbert Institute for Pastoral Studies
Pastoral leadership for several churches in the area.
care for the environment, returning much of the 67 acres around the Motherhouse to natural prairieland.
fostering and raising children who otherwise would not have a nurturing familiy environment
Companions in west Tennessee do not have a local group residence, but stay in community by regular
meetings and group ministries. Focus ministries of the Emmaus Chapter include:
Community meal - an open Potluck for Companions, friends, and those encountered on the journey, held every Saturday. Activities includes evening prayer, dinner, discussion of scripture, compline, and fellowship. The location rotates amoung Companions and friends of Rivendell.
feeding the hungry and housing the homeless
caring for and tutoring children in at-risk environments