Ways to Get Involved
Although it's great when Christians can live together in fellowship,
that's not always possible. Sometimes people simply don't live nearby. But this
isn't a new problem for the church. From the earliest times, New Testament Christians
were spread abroad in different cities. Those who were able took the opportunity
to visit each other. But more often, they used the available modes of communication
to stay in contact with each other. Of course, at the time that meant writing
a letter and sending it by the hand of a messenger. Fortunately, today's technology
has increased the speed and variety of ways to communicate.
some of our members have lived in different cities and in different states, we've
learned to make the most of our opportunities to stay in touch. It's also likely
that many of the people who visit this website aren't going to live nearby. But
we'd still like to build a sense of community, just like the early Christian churches
who were scattered across the old world.
First there is visiting our website and checking out the articles and information
available here. You can check back at your leisure and we will try to highlight
updates to make things easier for return visitors. Although reading the articles
can take some time, it's probaby the best way to get to know what we believe and
why. Of course, summaries of all of our views are also available on the "Statement
of Beliefs" page.
Second, there is email.
Whether you live nearby or far away, this is a very casual way to get to know
us a little bit better. If you have a question or a comment or you'd like to know
more about us, please send us a message. (However, for questions about specific
studies, we would ask that you read the entire study before emailing with a question.)
Third, there is instant messaging. Like email, this is a great, casual way
to spend time getting to know us. Plus, it's a little more interactive than email.
(We have accounts for both MSN and Yahoo Messenger.)
Fourth, there is the phone. In the past we have even used conference phone
services or even internet phone services like Skype to talk to several people
at a time. Since there's always been at least a few of us living in different
states, its normal for our entire group to get together for study once a week
with a combination of some people on the phone and some people present in person.
For out-of-towners who get to know us a little, exploring further conference call
options is something we're always open to looking into.
Fifth, the best community fellowship is always face-to-face. If you've spent time
on our website and have gotten to know us, and would like to get together in person,
feel free to write us an email.