God created us to live and grow in a community. When we think of community, however, we often think of a neighborhood. In the past, many Americans enjoyed the advantages of living is a community of people they knew and loved. Fast forward to the 21st century and most people do not know their neighbors and have very little connection in their local community.
“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age’” (Matthew 28:18-20 ESV).