What does it mean to be a church?
We find that definition in Acts 2:42-24 as Luke was describing the gathered people after Pentecost: They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts,praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.
The term used in scripture to describe this is koinonia, roughly translated in English to mean fellowship or community. It is the giving of one's self to the greater body in order for God's kingdom to be made know to all. To be the church means that we are called to be in community, sharing God's love that has been shown to us through Jesus. Join us as we explore Community and what it means for us to be the church this Fall.