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About the Chapter 20: Beyond the Congregation category

If you have given up trying to find the community your heart hungers for in an institutional environment, where else can you find it? For many of us fellowship was just a matter of attending services or house meetings every week, without that being pre-planned for us we have to take a more intentional approach to connecting with people in a way that opens the door for community.

This chapter is designed to encourage people to look beyond those institutional methods, including house church as a new system, and open your heart to the relationships God wants to give you that are already around your life. As friendships grow, so does community. Community is actually the fruit of learning to live loved. You don’t go out and build community, you open your heart to friendships and discover what kind of adventure his Spirit wants to take you on.