The CDA Dallas House System
Living in the 6th century AD, St. Benedict of Nursia sought to lead a group of Christians through the collapse of the Roman Empire, desiring to preserve both his community and the Christian faith in the face of great cultural upheavals.
Our CDA Dallas House System is modeled after the communities formed by St. Benedict. In uncertain times not unlike our own, Benedict turned to Scripture and ancient Christian wisdom to guide his people towards a greater sense of stability and “rootedness” in God.
Reflected in our Four Pillars are the principles that have helped shape Christian communities for centuries as they have sought to live, work, and play together as brothers and sisters in Christ.
Discipleship is a life-long process. As Benedict did for his own communities, we view our communal life together in the CDA Dallas House system as a “workshop for the virtues” and a “school for the Lord’s service.” It is here in the House system that we first learn how to live and lead as Christians in an ever-changing world.