“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. ” 1 Corinthians 12:12 NIV
If asked to summarize your church experience with one word, what would you use?
“Community” came to mind as I reflected over this very question.
Church is a community in which we live.
It is a family to which we belong. Church is not a building to occupy or a service to attend. We don’t “go to church” so much as we “are the church.”
We must each work at our connection with the rest of the community. We need to join others in the life of the community and we need to make room for and include others in our circle of relationships.
How intentional are you in connecting with others at Alsbury Baptist Church?
Are you content with the relationships you have with a few people or do you strive to connect with someone new each and every time you gather for a church activity?
We have recently lost a few families from our church. Each described a sense of isolation and the absence of connection as they explained their departure. I know each has a responsibility to work at connecting with the church family but the rest of us have the responsibility to help facilitate relationship and connection in our community.