It is true that most of us believe that community is an important feature of who we are as a church. Learning to actually live with others is a different story. In his book The Good and Beautiful Community, James Bryan Smith writes, “Apprentices of Jesus are not part-time do-gooders. They live in continuous contact with the kingdom of God, and are constantly men and women in whom Christ dwells. They do not sometimes tell the truth, sometimes live sacrificially or sometimes forgive. There are myriad opportunities for us to impact the world in which we live.”
Yet many times we’ve gotten it wrong, tending to emphasize personal faith over social justice or vice versa. In this study, Jim Smith shows us how to bring spiritual formation and community engagement together, and then once again offers spiritual practices that root new, true narratives about God and the world in our souls. This online study will be facilitated by Steven Norris and will meet on Wednesday evenings via Zoom.