01906591.jpg“The future of the church depends on whether it develops true community.  We can get by for a while on size, skilled communication, and programs to meet every need, but unless we sense we belong to each other, with masks off, the vibrant church of today will become the powerless church of tomorrow.  Stale, irrelevant, a place of pretense where sufferers suffer alone, where pressure generates conformity rather than the Spirit creating life–that’s where the church is headed unless it focuses on community.” ~ Larry Crabb

Would you agree with Crabb’s statement?  If so, how do you foster this atmosphere of gospel-centered grace in your life and in your church?

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