Community

Communities of ObeyGC2 are built around a shared brokenness, not a shared self-righteousness.

The Kingdom of God is a relational affair. Discipleship has fellowship as a vital aspect. When we are “discipling” someone, we do them a disservice if it is strictly a one-on-one experience. That is like trying to teach someone to play basketball only through one-on-one drills. That may be fine for ball control, but they will have no concept of very important aspects of the game: passing, many aspects of defense, pick-and-rolls, off-ball screens, and so on. Individualistic expressions of discipleship are fine as far as they go. Unfortunately, they don’t go very far. God has called us to live in community. His Kingdom is a community and is based on our relationship to Him and to each other. The basis of this is His grace, not our glowing personalities or lovable natures or any other characteristic we may pride ourselves in.

Eph 4:1-6
2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit- just as you were called to one hope when you were called- 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Rom 12:3-5
3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.