A connected community
With the growth in social networking sites, connected communities are growing
rapidly whose very identity is constantly evolving. These present real opportunities for fellowship and discipleship.
We begin to discover together what online community can look like, and seek to
reflect theologically on some of the implications.
In his book 'Community and Growth', Jean Vanier states "A community becomes
truly and radiantly one when all its members have a sense of urgency in their
mission. There are too many people in the world who have no hope. There are
too many cries which go unheard. There are too many people dying in
loneliness. It is when the members of the community realise that they are not
there simply for themselves or their own sanctification, but to welcome the gift
of God, to hasten his Kingdom and to quench the thirst in parched hearts through
their prayer and sacrifice, love and acts of service, that they will truly live
We have forged strong networks with a variety of people from across the world,
and have been deeply blessed by those encounters as we have journeyed together
deeper into fellowship.
You can find me on Facebook (Mark Watson
), Twitter (AbleShepherd), Second Life
(Able Shepherd) and through a
variety of other networks including LinkedIn. Click on 'Community' to find out more.