Larry Crabb has written,
“Without a community where we know, explore, discover, and touch one another, we experience isolation and despair that drive us in wrong directions, that corrupt our efforts to live meaningfully and to love well. The future of the church depends on whether it develops true community. We can get by for a while on size, skilled communication, and programs to meet every need, but unless we sense that we belong to each other, with masks off, the vibrant church of today will become the powerless church of tomorrow. Stale, irrelevant, a place of pretense where sufferers suffer alone, where pressure generates conformity rather than the Spirit creating life – that is where the church is headed unless it focuses on community.” (Larry Crabb The connecting Church pg. 13)
Connections is an effort to rediscover the value of community and build relationships that move beyond the surface where masks are worn and living is status quo to a place where life transformation take shape and living is abundant and full, where freedom is found to be who and what God has called and created us to be. It is a place to connect a passionate love for God with a practical love for others and be a piece of the puzzle that is changing the way our world looks and how they view the “church”.