Creating a Learning Network for Kingdom Builders!
When there are no words to describe what you are experiencing Genesis Community
I have been working with Bill Collier on his vision. We all know that within the United States we have…
A Kingdom Nation. That is all of the believers. We are a ‘holy nation.’
I have discussed this many times on KingdomInsight. Check my profile for other discussions…
So, I have been working on this and learning about community in general. A few weeks ago, Bill introduced the concept of community to our household. We have an unusual household for the United States: there are about 10 or 12 people in our household. Some come and go, so it is a bit challenging to have a ‘hard count.’ My husband and I have always had additional people as part of our household: at times friends or extended family members. We were inspired by Francis Schaeffer’s book: L’Abrie. We have always enjoyed an extended family.
Our community was in crisis just a few weeks ago. We had added ‘non-compatible’ people. It is hard to get people together without problems occurring. This was the worst I had ever experienced. Too many opinions, too much irritation. It wasn’t working.
So, Johnny and I asked Bill to take the lead. What he did was simple on one hand, but the impact has been so incredible that the members of our household agree: there are not words in the common English language to describe it.
Before we had a group of people, today we have a learning community. People share Common Union, a shared identity and a shared purpose.
Think about the number of households that are fragmented, non-functional – with fighting, anger and frustration. There are probably MORE households like this than there are households that are NOT like this. It is NOT necessary!
So, our next step in this, the Genesis Community is to help people across this region establish households that are strong and cohesive.
I am on a the ‘ride of my life’. I could not IMAGINE where this road is taking me. I could not IMAGINE that I would, at this age, see and experience things I have never experience before.
Stay tuned… we want to offer to you that you can experience these things, too!
I'm wondering if some people may ask you for a detailed step-by-step explanation of your crisis-solving techniques. Would they work between parents and teens, or between spouses?
Ditto Dave's comment. I read this and thought ok you got me curious. You are obviously excited. I'm having a hard time figuring out what happended. You went from bickering to friends, a temporary truce, a decision to work together, What? Looks like it happened in a short time. It happended through the work of individuals and not a miracle...? Of course I'd like to look at what Bill presented.
Juniata, The eternal rewards and fulfillment you experience in building a close knit fellowship will yield fruit that remains. Thank you for taking the risk of faith in building an intentional community and spiritual oasis of Love that is transformational and is secure in the Fathers will for all his children. Hope to see you all soon. Pastor Bob Pyle