We are Body Oak Cliff!

empowering you to embody God's love in the everyday

Embodying the Love of God

What do we mean by "embodying love"?

And why does it matter?

Empowering You in the Everyday

Where do you feel stuck today?

Let's take a step forward together.

"The work of Body Oak Cliff has given me ways to look
at my life and the habits that were forming my way of living.

     This has allowed me to do some of the harder soul-work
that it’s easy to neglect when serving others."

St. Augustine's Episcopal

"My entire household functions at a higher level

thanks to the work I've done through Body Oak Cliff."  

Mentoring Coordinator | Mercy Street

"My journey of self-awareness and of learning

how to live a fully-alive life has only just begun...

   ...but my heart has surely been radically changed!"

Teacher | The Kessler School

Reflections & Stories

Acceptance & Vulnerability

By Deborah Cunningham | March 2, 2018

The Fear of Being Seen One of my oldest, strongest longings is the desire to be deeply known. This might surprise people who knew me as a child, because I was very reserved in most settings and rarely offered up information about myself. In fact, the thought of drawing people’s attention terrified me. I read…

When Encouragement Doesn’t Work: A Story of Shame

By Deborah Cunningham | February 9, 2018

 If you follow our blog, then you’ve heard about the transition we’re currently walking through at Body Oak Cliff. (If you missed it – read about Joel’s departure here.) As you can probably imagine, this change has stirred up a lot for me – grief about not working as closely with Joel, insecurity about my…

Changes at Body Oak Cliff

By Body Oak Cliff | January 26, 2018

TO: Friends and Supporters of Body Oak Cliff FROM: Body Oak Cliff’s Board of Directors We wanted to take this opportunity to inform you of an important change taking place in Body’s leadership. After serving as Community Pastor for the past seven years, Joel has discerned that it’s time to transition out of paid employment with…