No church can create community! Agree or Disagree? I totally agree. That may surprise you since Church at the Bay really pushes the idea that we all need to have a group of people who we know and they know us. Instead of forcing community and connection- we create environments that are catalytic to community. I know some people feel that life is between them and Jesus. The problem is half of the Great Commandment requires community. And, there are dozens of “one another” commands in the new Testament that are impossible to obey unless we are in community. Commands like:
- Love one another
- Serve one another
- Forgive one another
At the end of this blog I have attached a document that lists all the “one another” commands of the New Testament. So I am not going to argue for community, I want to talk about two of our multiple places where community can be discovered.
Home Teams– Our Home Teams launch a mini- test drive- semester of four weeks, this next week. If you need more information go here. You will discover all the answers to your Home Team questions. Why not take a test drive- money back guarantee! You can also sign up this weekend.
CATB at the Food Court- This Sunday (after the fastest tear down in history) Church at the Bay is heading over to the food court at Citrus Park Mall. We will own the western portion of the court (Chick-fil-a end). Plan to bring the family, a friend, meet some new people and eat what you want.
Church at the Bay, I pray we become the church community that God is calling us to and you experience real community.
If you would like to look up the “one another” passages of the New Testament- click here.