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1 session 3: community 1 re-imagining church: community session three

2 session 3: community 2 Where Do You Belong?

3 Belonging session 3: community 3

4 session 3: community 4 Consumerism

5 session 3: community 5 Price Tag

6 session 3: community 6 Satisfy Me!

7 session 3: community 7 Community …the sum of relationships a group of individuals has with one another or their common experience of sharing together

8 session 3: community 8 Acts 2 Community They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal, and the prayers. Everyone around was in awe—all those wonders and signs done through the apostles! And all the believers lived in a wonderful harmony, holding everything in common. They sold whatever they owned and pooled their resources so that each person’s need was met. They followed a daily discipline of worship in the Temple followed by meals at home, every meal a celebration, exuberant and joyful, as they praised God. People in general liked what they saw. Every day their number grew as God added those who were saved. (Acts 2:42-47)

9 session 3: community 9 The Early Church not over-organised not too centralised God’s people getting on with it others liked what they saw!

10 session 3: community 10 The Early Church personal and intimate belonging social and public belonging

11 session 3: community 11 The Church “ The church is to be the primary agent of mission and if it does not exhibit evident community and transformed lives then any amount of evangelistic events and church projects will have limited credibility. Lesslie Newbigin

12 Somewhere Else session 3: community 12

13 Somewhere Else session 3: community 13

14 session 3: community 14 Real Community

15 session 3: community 15 Being Real With Each Other honesty effort reality peace

16 session 3: community 16 Being Joined Together Look at the people around you What do they mean to you? How real are we with one another?

17 session 3: community 17 Challenge Of Community be devoted to one another in brotherly love be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you encourage one another spur one another on towards love and good deeds confess sins to each other and pray for each other so healing may come bear each other’s burdens accept one another be subject to one another serving one another in love bear with each other

18 session 3: community 18 Total Attentive Listening listening to God listening to each other listening to those beyond the church

19 Building Community Sunday Meals Explore Prayer Triplets Dining Out Coffee Time session 3: community 19

20 Sharing Community Zephaniah Trust Food Bank Inn Churches Big Sing Shoeboxes Haiti session 3: community 20

21 session 3: community 21 The Dream “ …a dream… a community vibrant with life, pulsating with forgiveness, loud with celebration, fruitful in mission… aglow with the glory of community Brian McLaren

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