How community can impede mission

“Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, ‘What do you want?’ or ‘Why are you talking with her?‘” – John 4:27 This past week in our home groups, we discussed through this passage how the Christian community often impedes mission rather than advancing.. read more →

Avoiding Community

In both our home group and youth group, we explored our need for community, yet how we often avoid it because requires self disclosure which maybe too threatening. We talked about the book and movie, “Into the Wild”. It’s a young man’s search for meaning apart from community. He cuts off ties with family and.. read more →

Communities of Grace

For the past few home groups on Wednesdays, we’ve been using Tim Chester’s writings as a springboard for further discussions on what it means to be a community. Here’s a chart where he contrasts communities of performance versus communities of grace.  Communities of Performance Communities of Grace the leaders appear sorted (aka “put together”) the.. read more →