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Community Guidelines

The following helps set out the guidelines for the way we interact with one another in the following The Way community. 

Those of us who are following The Way are about creating a community of mutual support, care and compassion for the purpose of making the world a place of justice, peace, understanding, and love. This is our guiding principle and informs everything we do. 


While we don’t require that people commit to believing certain things, we do require that people commit to behaving a certain way. Our interactions with one another are to be characterized by support, care and compassion.


Support: We exist to support one another in community in living an authentic and faithful life. This is hard work and cannot be done alone. We need one another.


Care: We are people who care about one another. We cannot say “I have no need of you.” All of our words and actions should be built upon mutual respect, even when we disagree. Especially when we disagree. We respect the dignity of every human being.


Compassion: The Latin roots of the meaning of compassion is co-suffering. We are in this together. Whatever brings joy to one brings joy to all. Whatever brings pain to one brings pain to all. 


The golden rule says to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Therefore any behavior or words that devalue or demean another person will not be tolerated. This will be a challenge for most of us as the ways of this world are full of behavior that devalues and demeans. We hold one another accountable to a higher way of being. 


Anyone who cannot abide by these guidelines will become subject to removal from the following The Way community.


Our end goal is to co-create with God a word of justice, peace, understanding and love. We do this by ever more deeply loving with all our 

  • Heart (making the world a place of justice), 

  • Soul (making the world a place of peace), 

  • Mind (making the world a place of understanding), and 

  • Strength (making the world a place of love)


We are united around this mission and for this purpose. We are glad you are a part of the journey with us.

Our Website and Company Privacy Policy

Following The Way will not sell or share your information with anyone. By using this website you consent to have your member data stored on our host servers, to be identified as a site member, to be contacted via email and other means for the purpose of participation in the program, notifications about other resources and partnerships by Following The Way and Rev. Rich Nelson.

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.

When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, we collect personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only.

We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:

To provide and operate the Services;

To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;

To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;

To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services; 

To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

Our company is hosted on the platform. provides us with the online platform that allows us to deliver our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 


All direct payment gateways offered by and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.

This site, like nearly all sites, utilizes cookies to improve the operation of the site. These cookies include those used by, Google Analytics, Facebook, and others. We use services that are GDPR compliant.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us via the contact form below and let us know of your request.

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