“When those who have come to faith are struggling with addictions or have been exploited, we can readily see that they need community or friendship in order to move forward in discipleship. But community and friendship are important to any evangelistic or missional outreach as well as to any church. Unless people who respond to the good news are folded into a community that is oriented toward growing in Christ, they are very unlikely to survive in a new identity, much less to thrive.”
—Christopher L. Heuertz, Friendship at the Margins
Is a community helping you thrive in a new identity?