There is so much more to community than simply attending organized gatherings. While we live our lives in response to God for the benefit of others, we are still living in the ordinary moments, the day to day.
That is where Jesus is — in the ordinary moments.
Being near one another does not guarantee community. Christian community is about Jesus being at the center, transforming us together. Acknowledging His presence will radically change how we treat each other, love each other, and serve each other.
Not sure what to talk about? Check out the Group Resources on the right OR use the "Be in Community" section in your weekly worship guide!
2. Tell one other person this powerful truth: Jesus is here. Try it and see what happens. In Matthew 18:20, Jesus states that "for where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them."
3. Think about the people with whom you are CURRENTLY doing life. Whether it is your family, friends or co-workers, consider how you can be more intentional about responding to God TOGETHER for the benefit of others.
If you're looking for additional low- or no-cost studies for your community group, you may be interested in the following:
There are also several studies in the resource library at Northland at Longwood. Contact Suzanne McCutchen (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407 971-2050) for a list of those studies and their availability!