The group model that Eugene constantly came back to was that of the apostles and the first Christians:
Art. 4. They will remember that they are called to continue the example that the early Christians gave to the world from the birth of Christianity: and, like them, they will not allow themselves to be influenced by the glamour of all the seductions that the world will set to work to defeat them.
Statuts, Chapitre XII §1
This was the model close to the heart of Eugene and by which he constantly invited others to live:
All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. Acts 2:42
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead – anthropologist (1901 – 1978)