Contemporary North Americans must be feeling the need of it because everything from a TV sitcom to bank promotions, car dealers, and FaceBook are offering it. We live in a world of gated “communities” for one demographic and the “World’s Biggest Small Group” community for another. It seems that anything and everything remotely religious is now touting some form of “community.” But what is it? What do we sense we are missing?
Koinonia (one form of New Testament Greek-speak for what we know as “community”) is a rich and vibrant word that takes us far deeper into a place of holy relationship than any popular catch phrase ever will. Koinonia defines our life together in Christ’s church—our relationship to the Triune God and our relationship to one another.
This Bible study will affirm with the Apostle Paul that, “…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all who is over all, and in all, and through all”—but what does that mean for the way we live? What do we owe each other as members of a community created in the providence of God? What is God’s purpose for our community? How do we maintain, enjoy, and deepen that community?
You are invited to join us this Fall for a four week Sunday about Koinonia – Community on Sunday mornings beginning at 11:00 am.
September 17: Koinonia Unpacked
September 24: Koinonia in the Triune God
October 1: Koinonia at the Font and Table
October 8: Koinonia in Relationships