The call to community
When Jesus called his disciples, he called them to be a community. They were the community centred around him. And being with Jesus necessarily meant that they would be together. A lot. They travelled together, learned together, ate together, prayed together — all in company with Jesus.
The communal life of the earliest Christians described in the book of Acts reveals the importance and the impact of living as a community.
… Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.Acts 2:41-47
An essential part of our Growing as Disciples will therefore draw us to a richer experience of community. [Pandemics permitting…] We plan to meet together monthly, to share a meal, to talk, to pray, to encourage one another and to share our experiences. This part of the website will provide information on upcoming events.