Community - it should be organic when you worship the One True God with fellow Believers. But true community is suffering.
Text messaging and e-mail have taken the place of phone calls and visits. Face-to-face communication seems like the minority in comparison to our phone.
Road Groups are our intentional way of redirecting people back to real friendships and community. They're our way of trying to recreate the example of community we see in the book of Acts.
Community is a necessity to grow in our friendships with fellow believers but also a huge part of our relationship with Jesus Christ. God himself was in community before He ever created the universe in the beginning. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit were already in community together, and we are told that Adam was in need of a helper before sin entered the world. Friendship isn't something we need BECAUSE we live in a fallen world. Friendship was the plan from the beginning.
Jesus had friendships that He poured into throughout His ministry here on the earth, and God is still active and highly involved in our world and our lives today. He wants a relationship with us, and He wants us to have beautiful, God-honoring, loving relationships with one another.
Take some time and look through the downloadable material we have for you to learn more about Road Groups. And I pray you consider taking this step toward making CrossRoads a place where people connect not only to God Almighty, but also a place where people connect to the Body of Christ.
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