How Do We Get True Community?
How does God build true community at Christ Fellowship? How are we unified by one vision and become a community of all people?
Well, it's easy to think "Well, we will just focus on diversity!" Or we have a new program on Wednesday nights that is guaranteed to unify a church.
Instead, listen to the counsel of A.W. Tozer written 30 years ago,
Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow.
So one hundred worshipers met together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become “unity” conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.
--A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God (Christian, 1982), 80