Vision is a mid-point, or the end point, we aspire to. And Vision is essential to life: as the Book of Proverbs says, “without a vision the people perish.”
Our Vision is to inspire a global connected network of men who are committed to friendship with Jesus and with each other.
While NCS is clearly Christian and totally committed to Jesus as he has been proclaimed from the beginning, NCS is not a church, nor are we a religious organization. We consider ourselves a movement of men who simply want to share their lives together and to be together in the presence of God. And we want to let our lives reflect Jesus with our families and in our communities.
In essence, The New Canaan Society is a community of men committed to companionship and friendship and to the fulfillment of the two Great Commandments: Love God and Love Your Neighbor.
NCS as a movement of men committed to friendship addresses what Dr. Paul Vitz, retired Professor from New York University, has called “the hunger for the analog.”
At a time, when everyone is overloaded with digital outputs on digital devices, when digital connectivity is virtually 24/7 and time gets compressed and relationships become highly mediated — there is an inner resonator that people have which calls out for analog connection… face-to-face relationships.
We crave relational and personal connection. This involves a process of slower-paced involvement, or else entropy takes hold — which in an information sense is the loss of meaning.
For NCS, having a place to be known is essential, because in the pressure cooker of work and the economic challenges that men today face, the stresses are huge and time acceleration, desire to succeed, loneliness, seductions of all kinds — are present and at work in intensity.
Our goal with everything we do is to get guys to be able to be together and to be open and honest.