Community sets us up to thrive, not just survive.
Thriving is all about care. Our needs are met. We are known. We aren’t alone, especially when things go bad. We have fun. Our unique qualities add to the community. We can be ourselves. Who cares for you? We know our family cares for us. They have to care for you. But do you have a group of people outside of family that feel like family? In the Bible we get a picture of what it looks like to be a part of this kind of community. This is what God wants to “church” to look like for us. A community of people actually being the church, not just going to church.
“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. A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity – all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.” – Acts 2:42-47
How fun would it be to be in this kind of community?! This is a picture of a community that is thriving. So who cares for you? Are you in this kind of community? If not, let us help you get in one or start one. Get Started