The world we live in too often invites hopelessness. Wealth and violence and apathy and isolation, so much of what we see erects barriers between people–and it’s difficult to maintain the fervor necessary to respond faithfully. How can the church live out its mission of witness in this world without failing to receive the word in joy (Luke 8:13)? On November 17, five students will share stories and lessons from living together in intentional community and learning from others with experience. Life in community, we suggest, has the potential to truly bind us together in love. Life in community, even with its difficulties and dangers, teaches us to live ‘with glad and generous hearts’ (Acts 2:46), loving our neighbor and praising God.
— — GC Students Nicole Bauman, Melissa Gnagey, Hanna Jantzi, Pauline Thompson