“Building Community - Let’s Get Together!”

by Pastor Jon Haakana

Over the past two years much has changed, including the way we do church. For many months we did not get together in church, and when we did  it happened slowly. We still haven’t come back to pre-pandemic levels, and we may not for a long while. The question becomes, “How can we build and maintain a sense of community in the church during such trying times?”


We are discovering now that we need to work intentionally at building and maintaining community within the church. But, this challenge becomes our opportunity! God made us social beings; people are still hungry for fellowship. And as they see our community, our love for one another, our care and support for one another, they will want that for themselves. They will want to be part of that. Look at how the early church built up and maintained a sense of community (note emphasis in red):


Acts 2:42, 46-47— “And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers...And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.



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