Practical Help for Building Healthy Community

You desire community. Everyone does – because it is what we were made for. But, you (and I) were born into a “me culture” that has trained us to live individualistic lifestyles. Since we have little concept of what true community is like and how it functions, our attempts at it are typically relegated to guesswork – which usually ends in failure.  This site is designed to have conversations about building community - giving you (and I) the knowledge and direction it takes to change these results.

The content is written by me, Michael Fleming.  I’ve been studying the subject of building community for over 15 years.  I first became interested in the subject in my college years when I started reading radical books about God’s eternal purpose and the deeper Christian life.  My studies combined with my family history (or should I say lack thereof) has created a burning passion in my heart to contribute to the goal of seeing close-knit biblical organic Kingdom community be expressed all around me.  This passion is what motivates me to dedicate my life to writing, sharing and training people toward this end in my free time.

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A Huge Little-Known Mistake That Stifles Small Groups & Churches

Summary:  There are 4 spaces through which all relationships ebb and flow.  A small group, church or other group’s ability to live out healthy community is directly tied to their ability to achieve harmony within these relational spaces.  When too much belonging is dominated by one space, or people are forced into spaces they aren’t Continue Reading…

The Simple First Step To Experiencing Healthy Community

Summary:  For a group of people to accomplish the monumental task of growing into a Kingdom community, the first step is understanding and correctly practicing the use of the relational spaces in which people belong to each other.  One of the biggest downfalls of typical church programs that attempt to build community is they don’t Continue Reading…

Why Most Small Groups Never Grow Into Kingdom Communities

One of the church’s common answers these days to how someone can grow in Christ is “get into a small group.”  Finally, we’ve admitted the church service is of little value.  In fact, many churches have so totally given up on the church service model that a buzz-phrase that has gone around for a while Continue Reading…

Blog Update

Hi readers! Just a quick note to address the reason for my absence in recent weeks.  It’s because I’m working on a new e-book tentatively titled “X Tips for Building Healthier Small Groups and Communities.”  There’s an X because I don’t know exactly how many tips there will be yet.  Also, the title is just Continue Reading…

You’re Not the Head of Your Neighborhood

Attempting to love your neighbor as yourself can be discouraging.  There are times when you can feel alone in your endeavors.  You might feel like you’re the one who always has to do the initiating.  You might feel like your effort is disproportionate to the effort of those around you. It’s at these times when Continue Reading…