"Let him who cannot be alone beware of community. He will only do harm to himself and to the community. Alone you stood before God when He called you; alone you had to answer that call; alone you had to struggle and pray; and alone you will die and give an account to God. You cannot escape from yourself; for God has singled you out. If you refuse to be alone, you are rejecting Christ's call to you, and you can have no part in the community of those who are called... Let him who is not in community beware of being alone. Into the community you were called-the call was not meant for you alone; in the community of the called you bear your cross, you struggle, you pray. You are not alone even in death, and on the Last Day you will be only one member of the great congregation of Jesus Christ. If you scorn the fellowship of the brethren, you reject the call of Jesus Christ."
from Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Life Together
The purpose of CommunityLife is to provide opportunities for everyone touched by Trinity Covenant Church to participate in vital, life-giving Christian community. We are focused on establishing an open and welcoming environment where everyone can come as they are to belong, to grow and to serve.
We believe spiritual growth happens by God’s grace. Growth is a process that takes time and depends on the work of the Holy Spirit and our willingness to change. The example of Jesus and his first followers and the experience of Jesus’ followers ever since, convinces us that growth happens best in healthy community with others. There is a wonderful freedom that comes as we join together to share life, to study and to serve together.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25