[serialposts]One theme that I’ve seen pop up over and over around here is this idea of the importance of community in the church.
I’ve been thinking about how the church has become very focused on the ‘anointing’ of specific individuals as it relates to our spiritual growth. As a result, we overlook the power of the community in which we belong. A simple illustration of this is when we seek out certain people to pray for us, rather than the person next to us in the pew.
We’ve talked about what reading the Bible in community looks like, but this idea of the power of the laity goes well beyond that.
If the church is to accurately represent the full creative image of our Creator, then it’s up to all of us to live it out.
In part three (of five) of my conversation with, we talk about how and why the church community should be involved in the creative process…