A number of years ago I was invited to share with a group of pastors, teachers, and leaders for a two-day retreat.
On the last day of the retreat, I was asked to share some snapshots of Christ-centered community from my own experience.
I told the story of one such community. This body of believers discovered Jesus Christ in the depths and learned to love one another through thick or thin.
They also learned how to have New Testament-styled church meetings where every member functioned, sharing the riches of Christ through their various gifts . . . all without a facilitator present.
Their gatherings and their community life was under the headship of Jesus Christ.[Continue Reading…]