A few months ago, I recommended a few online Bible study tools. Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill in Seattle, just posted his own six study essentials on his blog. All very good and worth checking out.
I’m beginning a new series this Sunday entitled, Growing Together: Building Community by Reaching In, Up, and Out. I was drawn to his sixth study essential: have some good community. Spiritual growth happens best among a community of believers – in both a worship service or a small group setting.
Like any worthwhile relationship, it takes effort. My hope is that during this series, people will be motivated to either commit or recommit to building community with others in the church so we can reach the community around the church. If you’re in the neighborhood this Sunday, we’d love to have you come grow together with us, or check out the podcast.