i speak from what i've observed. just because someone is going through a particular situation, does not mean they have cut off their relationship with God. If members would take the time to support each other rather than making assumptions, then perhaps I would comment more positively. No church (congregation) is perfect, but there's no excuse for not trying.
Please don't get me wrong, I completely agree with you.
I have been promoting this for years that we are our brothers keepers, and some of our efforts
in evangelism shoud be done internaly with our own members.
Moving to a new church or a new location is a good thing, but will that change the attitude of it's
members , I not to sure?
It doesn't guarantee a change of heart but it does present an ideal opportunity to allow change to happen. I for one would like to see positive change. A time when maybe for once, we become unified in purpose for the benefit of the community. I live with that hope.
Yes, it's always good to sit back and see where we are and how we've travelled the path. So the question is, has the churches name met with it's intention?
You ask an interesting question that may well have opposing views depending on whether you are observing from inside the church or observing from outside. Personally, speaking from an inside perspective, I don't think so, the primary word in the title is "community" - have we become a community church? we'll we've started along that path but I don't think were anyway close to being where we should be by now. I think we've got stuck on a cultural treadmill and lost sight of community. Those on the inside, would you agree? Joann, as an onlooker, what do you see? I've shared this question with our Facebook crowd to garner a wider response.