Community, the one thing mostly missing from modern era churches, and the thing most people want most of all.
In today’s media/internet driven, mega church, multi-campus Christianity, community has been lost or long forgotten.
It has been pushed to the background in favor of flashy presentation to suit A.D.D. Christianity.
I have been in conversation as a staff member of a mega church when discussing the problem of people not “sticking”, or as I like to call it, “drive thru” Christianity. We did a good job of getting them in the front door, only to see them go out the back door to the next church or in search of their next experience.
When I read about the New Testament Church, I see a body, or church, that is involved with each other. I see a church that is doing this thing called life “TOGETHER”. They are taking care of one another, loving one another, living in community with each other, deeply relational to one another, knowing each other, encouraging one another.
Isn’t that what we should be about?
Christ knows us individually. He knows our strengths and our weaknesses and loves us still….because Father created us the way we are….and it is through our weaknesses that He is truly shown.
Embracing our diversity, our individuality, leaning on each others strengths, overcoming each others weaknesses, and loving each other unconditionally, will show the world the true nature of Christ.
Peace beyond understanding.