Compared to the amount of time and mental space I expend on the topics, I have blogged very little about: community, small groups, communal living, friendship, support, encouragement, hospitality, authenticity, & transparency. The only answer I have for this disconnect is that I find most of the time I have more questions than answers. I thought it might help us all to just start talking.
Where are you on the topic of community? Do you agree with the above byline: Journeying together with a common missional purpose? Does that describe community to you? Who is a part of your community? How does one find community? Are your 'community' needs being met?
How does community play out in a church of over 200 like New Hope? Do we need more structure or less? Is it the responsibility for the faith community to provide community or is it the responsibility of the individual to seek the community he or she needs to move forward in his/her journey?
I look forward to the conversation.