The need for community is woven into the very fabric of our being. Nothing else can substitute for the life-giving benefits of connecting with others. But there’s a hitch in our experience of connecting. We’re all weird. Folks around us may seem normal enough – but just wait until we get to know them and they get to know us. So if we’re going to connect with people, we’re going to have to connect with broken, weird people, because that’s the only kind there is. And because this will take time and energy, in the short run, it will always be easier not to.
However, in the long run, our commitment to building relationships by accepting people for who and what they are - complete with any and all flaws – allows us to invest in something beyond our wildest dreams. It could be called heaven. It could be called home. It’s the place where all of us are headed, all of us belong, and all of us will be normal at last. Join us beginning this Sunday, Sept. 13 as Pastor Phil returns to the teaching team to lead us in this timely series designed to help us understand the power of community, build authentic relationships, and develop relational skills that reflect the heart of God. This is not a series for normal people to learn how to handle difficult people - there is no such thing. This is a series about how imperfect people can do life with other imperfect people.