Adjusting Your Lifestyle


Christian Community Requires More Than a Small Group

While many of our institutional churches have made noble attempts at trying to build Christian community, entering into this type of environment involves much more than just joining a small group. It involves a counter-cultural lifestyle change that encompasses re-organizing priorities so that we actually have the ability to create the type of environment that Continue Reading…

Wallet Baptism Marks Christian Community

Many Christians today hold their wallets out of the water (when they are baptized) so that they can continue in their own minds to maintain ownership over and control over their possessions and to accumulate more possessions. Randy Frazee, The Connecting Church 2.0 We see it all the time Businesses and people that give of Continue Reading…

How Money Persuades You to Live Independently

Let’s talk about something that I’m not sure I’ve ever heard anyone specifically talk about.  It’s the role that money plays in our ability to experience community with those around us. It provides a deception There’s a tricky little spell that money can put people and even whole societies under (see 21st century America).  It’s Continue Reading…

6 Practical Steps to Start Building Community Naturally

Because of the ways in which many of our neighborhoods are built, developing community can require neighbors to be more intentional in some areas than others.  For example, in suburbs and rural areas where houses are built further apart, more effort must be put in to create the spontaneity, availability and frequency that’s necessary for Continue Reading…

Community Requires a Circle of Friends

When it comes to relationships, many times reality is that we are friends with this person, that person and another person; but none of them are friends with each other.  Our relational grid looks very linear.  Consider a few of the many problems with this sort of relational set up: There’s little accountability.  It’s not Continue Reading…