While it may be the practice or reality for some, the thought of church without community is biblically incoherent. There are just too many “one anothers” in the Bible. And consistent, Christ-centered community is just too transformational. Community is one of the three places every Christian should put themselves.
We love community at Hillside. As we head into another semester of community groups here, we’re seeing almost 80% of the church involved. That’s great!
If you are in a group, we’re praying for you and your group. Lean into these one anothers this semester, and also keep in mind this quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer–it’s a timely reminder to avoid idealizing the perfect community and to actually love the people you’re with.
“Those who love their dream of a Christian community more than they love the Christian community itself become destroyers of that Christian community.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
If you are not in a group yet, we would love to get you connected to one! There’s more info here.