What Is Community and Where Does It Come From?

21st February 2019

“Community” has become a bit of a buzzword. What is it, why do we need it and how can we find true community? Julia Faire writes.

“Excuse me, can you tell me what does the word ‘Community’ mean?” Doubtless, if we were to walk along our local high street and, at random, ask a range of people what the word ‘community’ means, we w[...]

What does community look like?

22nd September 2017

See here for part 1 and part 2.

It is very apparent that Paul was an advocate of community but he wasn’t into cloning. The communities he founded were unlike the first Jerusalem chur[...]

A fresh look for a fresh community

15th September 2017

See here for part 1 and part 3.

The New Creation Christian Community began in 1974 – over 40 years ago. We are taking a careful look at our life together. What needs t[...]

What can we learn from the early Jerusalem church community?

10th August 2017

See here for part 2 and part 3.

“All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had”. (Acts 2:44) An experiment that failed? [...]

A Book Packed with Community Inspiration

10th March 2017
IT was with great surprise that I opened Called to Community to find that the first chapter was written by Fjodor Dostojevskij; an excerpt from The Brothers Karamazov about how heaven is realised when we reject individualism. This turned out to be a great introduction to such a diverse collection of articles about community life. […]

Cosy Communities

26th September 2016
MY girlfriend Sarah and I recently had a debate concerning furnishings and design. I argued that Christians who live simply shouldn’t care about such things but try to live in a house, no matter what it looks like. Sarah, on the contrary, said that even God cares about aesthetics, that beauty doesn’t have to be […]
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