5 Reasons why Fellowship with Others eludes us by Chip Brogden
Dec09

5 Reasons why Fellowship with Others eludes us by Chip Brogden

If everyone is looking for fellowship, why is fellowship so hard to find?  And once we have found it, why is it so hard to maintain it? When God begins to bring you out of church and into a deeper relationship with Himself, there is a lot of unlearning that has to take place – particularly in the area of fellowship. It has been said that every lost person has a Christ-shaped void in their heart that only Christ can fill.  A similar...

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The Church in Community Is This Unity Possible? by Kokichi Kurosaki
Nov27

The Church in Community Is This Unity Possible? by Kokichi Kurosaki

It is very difficult to unify the creeds and institutions of many hundreds of denominations or churches. Indeed, it is almost impossible because many of them have very special kinds of creeds and interpretations of the Bible, of which they are so proud that it would be suicide for them to abandon or change them. If an attempt is made to find the largest common factor of the creeds of the many hundreds of sects, the result will be...

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Forming Healthy Community in Church on the Go by Michael Rose
Nov13

Forming Healthy Community in Church on the Go by Michael Rose

I used to believe that before we could reach out to others we had to have our own house (read church) in order. And while this is partially true, the reality remains we will never see our church in perfect order and this being the case, we will never leave the four walls of our community to reach out to others. The tragic thing is this cycle feeds on itself, denaturing community, turning us inward and often in on each other! Healthy...

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Searching for Authentic Relationships in Church by Steve Crosby
Oct30

Searching for Authentic Relationships in Church by Steve Crosby

There is a God-impulse in the hearts of millions of believers around the world for what could be called “authentic relationships” in contrast to the relational sterility common in religious constructs. This pursuit is, in my opinion, birthed of God’s Spirit. However, there is no limit to the creative capacities of our carnal religious nature to ruin a beautiful thing! Some are following this impulse by removing themselves from...

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The Fellowship of His Sufferings: Jump in, Don’t Toss a Life-Saver! by Steve Crosby
Oct29

The Fellowship of His Sufferings: Jump in, Don’t Toss a Life-Saver! by Steve Crosby

In a materialistic Christian culture that has been brainwashed by a prosperity-bless-me false gospel, the idea of suffering as part of normal Christian life, is as foreign as finding bacon served at a bar mitzvah. It seems like on the one extreme we can glorify suffering like medieval flagellants, wearing adversity like a spiritual merit badge. On the other hand, we can think the devil is after us if we experience anything that dares...

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What is the Basis of True Kingdom Koinonia?
Sep11

What is the Basis of True Kingdom Koinonia?

The One Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is alive and progressing toward a place of True Unity. We have measured the systems of the past and found them wanting of the love and fellowship (koinonia) of the First century church. We are embracing Kingdom theology and have begun to speak of the City Church. Everyone speaks of how things should be. It is not hard to see the mistakes made by the self centered personal kingdoms men built unto...

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