Accepting a new reality and moving people towards it is the clarion call of leadership. But change and transition can be a difficult task. Because change is so difficult, we often delay moving in a new direction.
A new season is upon us. I’m placing the cross hairs specifically on the formation of community in our church family and how it occurs.
What’s the main idea? It’s a shift from "programming" community to using a more organic approach; one that creates environments where community can emerge naturally.
In the pit of our stomachs most church leaders have a gnawing sense that Christian community (fellowship, koinonia ) has to be more natural, spontaneous, and life-giving. More like the book of Acts. Yet most of us in the ministry today have been trained to offer up models that are often over-programmed and very Westernized.
There’s a better way to experience community than what we're used to. A way that is natural and spirit-filled. A way that could potentially involve 100% of our people. Life-giving ministry flows through godly relationships, not corporate structures.
So hear me out. What I have to say might be exactly what you have been waiting for.