We live in an isolated—and isolating—world. Technology that was supposed to bring us together often separates us—people sit next to each other texting on their phones. I’m guilty of that sometimes.
Relationships are one of our Core Values. The “one another” verses teach us how important personal relationships are in the church.
- Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. (Rom 12:8)
- Live in harmony with one another. …be willing to associate with people of low position. (Rom 12:16)
- Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Eph 4:32)
- Offer hospitality to one another. (1 Peter 4:9)
- Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers. (1 Peter 3:8)
Beneath and behind these “one another” verses is the powerful reality that we are joined together to be the body of Christ. We are blessed to be with each other—for eternity—in Christ.
We want authentic community. We don’t want people to feel like they have to put up a front to come to church. Our genuine relationships are a compelling and convincing witness to the gospel in a fragmented and isolated world.
So how do we help relationships grow at TBC?
- Flocks are our Adult Sunday classes. We have a range of classes to help people connect with other adults in the same stage of life, both married and single.
- Youth Ministry encourages community with our students. We picture our students like a peloton of cyclists, drafting off each other as they pursue Christ.
- Connection Sunday are home gatherings on the first Sunday of every month. Like the early church met in homes, these groups get together to share a meal, read the Word, sing, pray, and connect at a deeper level.
- Bible Studies for both men and women meet throughout the week.