THEOLOGIZING ABOUT COMMUNITY.
If I hear one more sermon on Acts 2:42-47 Jesus help me.
White churches talking about community really gets all over me.
Anyway, the leader of the ushers was a young man who lived down the street from us. He started coming over almost every day
We didn’t have fancy ministries, it’s just what we did.
My family started attending a church in a town we didn’t live in when I was in middle school Same kind of principles applied.
“But you can’t build deep relationships in the lobby at church.”
You can if you turn the dang music down for starters.
Bring back the fellowship hall.
Bring back having classes and topical studies.
Bring back the neighborhood parish.
There are a ton of ways to foster authentic community that don’t require you to preach Acts 2:42-47 or to force people into “community.”