Ekklesia/Dallas

It’s hard work.. | November 2, 2008

This is Christy. We are in the same small group and I had the privilege of being bunk mates in our cabin at the Launch retreat. She was gracious enough to write on her experience with community and I was busy enough to post it several weeks later. I apologize, but without futher adieu, this is her perspective:

Blogger: Christy Thompson

[At the Launch08 Retreat; From L to R: Krystal, Ashley and Christy]

Hometown: Kerrville

Favorite coffee drink: Definitely not a quad tall pumpkin spice

Favorite verse/passage: Philippians 1:9-11

Currently reading/watching: Holiness by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Job: Interior Design

Perspective:

Community is hard.  Community is work.  But,  community has eternal rewards that are absolutely worth the effort.  We are all human, so community groups aren’t perfect – but our humanity is why we desperately need community.  Effective community spurs us on in our response to God’s pursuit of us.  Community is essential to our lives as disciples on earth.  Discipleship is a key principle in the Bible, and God encourages us as Christians to maintain these relationships and provide accountability to one another.  My community group goes through our struggles together.  Sometimes we don’t have the answer; but, together, we process God’s word in search of it.  We also get to rejoice together & celebrate the blessings in our lives.  Basically, community is a blessing and a gift from God.  Question is – How do you steward this gift?
If you’d like to be a guest blogger, we’d love to have you! Drop me a line with your perspective 🙂 krystal.mullins@gmail.com
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