We’ve yet to encounter a client church which says that developing a sense of community is not important to them.
But we’ve met hundreds who don’t know how.
The best way to start – as with anything important – is by defining our terms.
The best way to understand biblical community is by contrasting it with its opposite – consumerism.
Take a few moments, digest these five contrast statements, and decide where your church falls these days on the community/consumerism continuum.
Community requires being on mission; consumerism looks for internal and personal satisfaction.
Community shares responsibilities bigger than the self; consumerism is fueled by a sense of entitlement.
Community expresses itself in service; consumerism feeds an endless hunger.
Community leads to a shared freedom; consumerism leads to isolated addiction.
Community actively creates; consumerism passively devours.
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