What I'm Learning About: Community
Community is the wellspring of the Christian life. From protection from spiritual attack to gaining trust in God, here are some reasons why you should invest time in life-giving Christian community.
Discipleship through Community
My friend Rachel was just walking out the door for a hair appointment when she encountered an interruption—one of the countless changes in personal plans she endures daily while living with fellow believers in an inner-city community house in Durham, North Carolina. A housemate who'd been jobless for several weeks requested to borrow Rachel's car to go to a job interview. Abandoning the haircut plan, Rachel yielded her keys and headed back into the house. But as soon as she opened her laptop to work, she experienced another interruption. This time, it was the single mom living downstairs who needed Rachel's help with a screaming toddler and a smelly newborn.
"I guess God knows some things are more important than my to-do list," she e-mailed ...