January 8 & 15
Facebook… Twitter… Instagram… LinkedIn… Tumblr… Pinterest… Snapchat. These are some of the most popular "social networking" sites and apps. We’ve got contacts and communities, friends and followers. We like and unlike, friend and unfriend. We share anything in our mind with everyone, but share nothing of our heart with anyone. We are supposedly more connected than ever, but we are actually more lonely, low-esteemed, lacking, left out and lost than ever. In the depths of our heart what we all really desire is true community.
We call our neighbourhood a community, but we hardly know anyone in it. We really want community, but we hardly know how to have it.
Maybe that’s because true community is about connecting, learning, knowing, feeling, loving, and uniting with others. And that doesn’t just happen, even if we have every social networking account there is. Real community needs to be… created. At Gateway Church we’re trying to learn how to truly create community in our