We live in an increasingly a digitally connected world yet, despite the billions of daily uses of social media, more and more people are feeling isolated and alone (young and old alike). What aspects of modern life do you think contribute to our feelings of isolation? Is the church a counter-cultural force helping connect people in a healthy way? What changes can you/we make in order to foster authentic community here at GCC?
Hebrews 3:13 calls on believers to “encourage on another daily” so that we don’t become calloused to sin and cynical in our outlook. Given the hectic pace of most of our lives, how can we go about implementing this command? How relationally connected are you to other believers?
How have other believers impacted your relationship with Jesus? What benefits flow out of genuine relationships with other believers who are honest and transparent? What are some of the “costs” of true community?
“The single most effective weapon the Enemy uses to isolate us in the modern church is busyness!” Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not? What practical steps can you take to fight against the hectic pace of our culture in order to make space for our very real need for one another?