I was doing some pre-work for a training I'm attending next week, and one of the questions was:
"Briefly describe your biblical/theological framework for community." I thought I'd post my answer here and see what folks think (and what should be added).
What is Christian community?
We eat. We drink. We get mixed up in one another's lives. We tell our stories. We find ourselves in God's story. We seek out ways to live our values together. We love. We argue. We mess up. We forgive. We live as followers of Jesus in a world that longs for Good News. We notice our neighbors. We give ourselves away. We are not content with things as they are. We break down distinctions. We serve. We share gifts. We participate in what God is up to in the world. We are the Body of Christ.