Gospel Community, Fight Clubs, & Friends

We talk a lot about Gospel Community at 2 Pillars Church.  As we move forward with them, we are beginning to experience the tension that comes with them.  Some folks are looking simply for community.  Some are looking simply for mission.  Others are looking for friends.  But a Gospel Community, in some ways, is to be the fusion of all of these – centered around the gospel.

To that end, I’ve found the following helpful from Jonathan Dodson:

“Gospel community takes a lot of time, sweat, tears, repentance, failure, and love. A lot of gospel. It’s a command, for our good, for our collective gospel witness in the city, for God’s infinite glory. However, there’s a way to make progress as a person in community at a more personal pace. Friends. Not just any old friendship. Deep friendship. Real friendship that extends much deeper than shared hobbies, interests, and stage of life.”

Read Dodson’s entire post: “Community is a Command; Friendship Isn’t”.

~ by toddbumgarner on July 6, 2010 5:33 am.

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