Biblical Community. Houston Graduate School of Theology Spiritual Formation Unit CS 830. Foundations of biblical community.
Houston Graduate School of Theology
Spiritual Formation Unit
Albert J. Wollen – In 1965, Dr. Francis Schaeffer made the following comment about the future of the church: “Unless the church changes its forms and gets back to community and sharing of lives personally, the church is done.”
Larry Crabb – A central task of community is to become a place safe enough for each of us to own our brokenness. Only then can the power of connecting do its job. Only then can community be used of God to restore our souls.
Gilbert Bilezikian – Community is deeply grounded in the nature of God. It flows from who God is. Because God is community, God creates community. It is God’s gift of self to humans.
Characterized by Dependence on the Spirit(Listening to God through word and spirit)
Although each response keeps the anxiety spill contained in one place, each also contributes systemically to the level of anxiety in the system. We are anxious, we react, and we produce a symptom. We become more anxious because of the presence of the symptom. The dance goes on.
The Leader’s Journey, 58
Blame displacement – the tendency to look outward for explanations rather than inward.
Then, after your process of working through transformational goals, complete the assignment as directed in the syllabus.