Church, Community


"Community requires commitment. The church must be more than a Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, Lions' Club. All of those organizations have a very valid place in our society, because they are involved in service for others; but they don't go to the depth of sharing that the church of Jesus Christ encourages."
"The church is more than a yacht club, a tennis club, a golf club. Granted, in those kinds of clubs, common interests are shared, and there can be a reasonably high degree of fellowship. At the same time, there's nothing more merciless than such an exclusive club when someone is down in their luck and no longer has the money with which to pay the dues and they are out. The church that functions the way it's called to function cultivates a community in which we stand by each other even in the toughest of times." (John A. Huffman, Jr.)