We were designed for community. We thrive when we find it. We crave a sense of belonging; a deep connection with other humans. The world doesn’t have many options of functional community to meet our needs. Facebook is as good as it gets for many people.
God created church to be the most functional form of community ever seen. Church is supposed to be the place where we love God by loving one another. God designed the church to operate as a body, connected and working together, with each part having a special place. He invites us to live side by side as a family, meeting each other’s needs through the seasons of life. If we are going to tap into the full potential for the church to shine in the darkness of this disconnected, dysfunctional world, we need to start meeting face-to-face, engaging in a two-way conversation, growing in strong relationships with each other and accepting one another as Jesus accepted each of us.
We need to start connecting with one another.