Sin and Its Mottos

Sin and Its Mottos

Our last blog looked at the three types of relationships that sin destroys: your relationship with God, your relationship with others, and your relationship with yourself. Thus, sin at its core relates to a breaching of community. According to Christian Schwarz, the...
Sin: A Threat to Community

Sin: A Threat to Community

When I say the word “sin,” what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of a friend who is currently going through a divorce because of the sin of infidelity. Or maybe you think of your child, who gives in to the sin of selfishness, manifested through temper tantrums. Or...
Holistic Small Groups

Holistic Small Groups

If you have been around NCD for much time at all, you will know that one of the eight factors upon which church health is built is “holistic small groups.” But what does that actually mean? While our blog last week discussed redefining Christian community, what makes...
What is Christian Community?

What is Christian Community?

Mary Ellen and Kate try to get together once a month a for coffee. They use their time together to catch up on each other’s lives and share in each other’s struggles. They always end their time by praying for each other. Three families from the Your Town Christian...
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