Gospel.com Topics Feed - Community 2014-07-02T06:36:49-05:00 GCI info@gospel.com /feeds/topics/community/ Teach over-65s to use Web in your church or community http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/12381 2014-07-02T06:36:49-05:00 There was a time, not so long ago, when web usage in the West was quite low for the over-65 demographic. But no longer, as the infographic below shows. Community — Everybody’s Weird http://faithgateway.com/community-everybodys-weird/ 2013-11-20T06:00:03-05:00 To make a start where we are, we must recognize that our world is not normal, but only usual at present. — DALLAS WILLARD Community is the place where the person you least want to live with always lives. — HENRI NOUWEN We are tempted to live under the illusion that somewhere out there are people who […] Serving disadvantaged communities - by making 'studio' photos in the street http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/11694 2013-10-08T15:54:59-05:00 Love the easy way these photographers can bless people in disadvantaged communities, and give them dignity, by taking family portraits: watch 1:20 video Everything for the War Effort - #6375 http://hutchcraft.com/a-word-with-you/your-personal-power/everything-for-the-war-effort-6375 2011-06-21T10:25:05-05:00 God says to you and me, as He says to those believers centuries ago, "This is your war, too." God's victory strategy is that every Christian sacrifices for His battle. But the best I have—not the least I have—is used to make an eternal difference somewhere in the world or somewhere in my community. Saturating the Saturated - #6306 http://hutchcraft.com/a-word-with-you/your-mission/saturating-the-saturated-6306 2011-03-14T10:22:27-05:00 Where are the churches who will not just aim their resources at watering God's people, but who will risk their buildings and their reputations, and their budgets, and their lives to build a bridge to their lost community? Not just to be a place to take care of the already rescued, but to be a life saving station for their community. The Very Different Children of the Very Same Father - #6202 http://hutchcraft.com/a-word-with-you/your-hindrances/the-very-different-children-of-the-very-same-father-6202 2010-10-19T09:55:25-05:00 our divisions are giving lost people just another reason to ignore our Jesus. They look at us and say, "Hey, when you guys can get together, come and talk to me." It's time we started to act like what we really are: children of the same Father, born into the same family, sharing the same spiritual DNA, rescued at the same old rugged cross, spending eternity together in the same heaven. Online community: building a sense of community and relationship into websites http://internetevangelismday.com/build-community.php 2010-08-07T18:36:19-05:00 A community is a group of like-minded people. You are probably part of several different communities – the town/village where you live, the place where you work or study, a group of friends with whom you play sport or other hobby activity, and your church fellowship. An understanding of community is essential for digital ministry. Should Christians buy health insurance? http://gospel.com/blog/index.php/2010/06/24/should-christians-buy-health-insurance/ 2010-07-07T09:04:25-05:00 Is health insurance (or any insurance for that matter) a Biblical concept? What about alternate approaches, like "sharing" programs? Would you ever drop your health insurance and participate in a sharing program? "Together" in the Bible: Hebrews 10:25 http://biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews%2010:25&version=NIV 2009-09-04T12:23:32-05:00 The Christian church is meant to be a community of believers. We are most effective when we're surrounded by fellow believers to correct and encourage us. The apostle Paul here instructs Christians not to neglect the act of meeting up periodically for worship and fellowship. "Two or three" in the Bible: Matthew 18:20 http://biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2018:20&version=NIV 2009-08-25T09:09:52-05:00 How many people does it take to have a church? Just two, according to this verse. When a believer interacts with another, the spirit of God is present in that fellowship.