What is NCS New Canaan all about? We are about ‘honest community”. NCS New Canaan is focused on helping each other experience personal transformation through our relationships with each other and with Jesus and helping each other become the husbands, father and leaders God intended us to be. Our vision is about a community of brothers (or as we say, “brudders”) that is open, safe, honest and prayerful: “open” (all men are welcome regardless of denomination, vocation, income, past or present successes or failures, current favorite sins); “safe” (what is said here stays here, without advice unless requested and without judgment ever); “honest” (we share the truth in safety and speak the truth in love–all with humility); “prayerful” (we don’t change each other, but through prayer Jesus can use us as His instruments of change).
All of this is summarized in our motto (loosely borrowed from Lancelot), “Live pure, speak truth, right wrong, worship the King,” and in our battle-cry (borrowed from Maximus), “As one!”
Live pure: We encourage and help each other to experience personal healing and transformation with Jesus and then act accordingly.
Speak truth: We encourage transparent friendships where we are open about ourselves and our weakness and are not afraid to speak truth to our friends to help them heal and become what God meant them to be.
Right wrong: We impact our families, communities, the marketplace and the world by doing what is right and standing openly against wrongs, even at risk to ourselves.
Worship the King: Everything we do honors and glorifies the name of Jesus.
As One: Alone, we will easily be picked off. We can face anything in community with each other and Jesus.
About the New Canaan Society
Nationally over 10,000 men meet weekly across 52 chapters nationwide. Each chapter has its own flavor and is directed locally.
Built around a group of 4-8 guys a chapter will eventually produce small G.A.S groups where deeper friendships are born and built. G.A.S. groups typically meet on the off weeks of the chapter meetings. Many chapters will do a dinner once a quarter or something else social.
Once a year the movement has an opportunity to be together at the National Retreat Weekend in March.