Experiencing Community

To experience community one must be open to sharing life with others. Community is the fundamental aspect of the kingdom. The kingdom is relational and relationships are enhanced and strengthened through transparency. Transparency builds trust and trust builds community. Take a moment and take this survey and see where you are in experiencing community in your life.

Discover how you are experiencing community.

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  1. How often do you meet with other believers other than regular worship services?
  2. When you are with other Christians, how often do you mention personal examples of what’s happening in your life?
  3. How often do you specifically share how God’s truth is being applied to you?
  4. How often does another Christian know about your current failure/growth areas?
  5. How much do they know about the significant moments in your walk with God?
  6. How often do they see your positive emotions (joy, excitement, celebration)?
  7. How often do they see your negative emotions (anger, disappointment, fear)?
  8. Do they see you laugh?
  9. Do they see you cry?
  10. How well do they know what you are hoping/praying for?
  11. How well do they know what risks you are taking?
  12. How well do they know what you are good at/love to do?
  13. How well do they know how you feel about them?

1-20         Accept that you are isolated and in need of authentic community.

21-30      Decide today to experience more community in your life.

31-40   You are starting to experience the body of Christ. Welcome to community.

41-52  You are strengthening other believers, and benefiting from community in the body of Christ. You are a positive influence on others.

53-65  You are using your life to influence and lead others to wholeness and community. You are opening up your heart like a book and being effective like Paul the apostle.

About the Author:

Glenn Shaffer is the author of Apostolic Government in the 21st Century, Christianity 101 and Discipleship 201. He has a Masters of Ministry degree in leadership studies from Southwestern Christian University and is working toward a Doctorate in Ministry at ORU in Tulsa.

Glenn and his wife, Ami have been married for 40 years with two sons, Matt and Daniel. Together, they co-see the elder pastoral care of Destiny Life Church, one church in two locations (Owasso and Claremore, Oklahoma) where they have been serving for almost 4 decades. It is a non-denominational church, based on a New Testament Apostolic form of church government. Together, they also serve as the directors of ATI- Apostolic Teams International, an emerging network of churches and ministers.


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