Throughout the book of Acts we find a rhythm of gathering in and going out | of believers coming together into a community, and then being sent out in mission. Part of what it means to be a gathered community is that we are also a sending community | and while only some go far off to do mission, sending is a whole community effort where everybody gets to play.
Gathered: Why we gather around Jesus. There are so many things that we can gather around, so many things that we could define our lives around. Why should we take this moment to redefine our lives around Jesus and his kingdom? What is the value of that verses all of the other options available to us? There's a cost to gathering but there's also a cost to not gathering. People's lives with Jesus are falling apart. Another emphasis: is to talk about why we gather as communities.