What is Community and How Do We Live in It?


The Worship Community: a community dedicated to discussing all things worship. We’ve defined worship. We’ve discussed worship. We’ve debated about worship. We’ve even fought about worship. Worship (in a musical sense) can lead to a lot of engaging discussion.

Community. What is community? How does it apply to us? Why is this website called the worship COMMUNITY?

One definition of community is:

a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

The root of the word community comes from the word COMMON.

What does the Bible have to say about community?

In an article on bible.org, Howard Macy shares this about community:

Christian community is simply sharing a common life in Christ. It moves us beyond the self-interested isolation of private lives and beyond the superficial social contacts that pass for “Christian fellowship.” The biblical ideal of community challenges us instead to commit ourselves to life together as the people of God.

Community is all about being together. In one definition, community literally means living in the same location. When we talk about community in this digital age, we can expand that to include the more philosophical definition of community, which focuses on people having things in common. In a biblical sense, we can see that this is a “common unity.”

Jack Wellman explains it like this:

The word “community” is a compound word; “com” means with and “unity” means what the word says…unity or being unified or having a common union.  In short, God wants believers to dwell in union and in community having the same mind that is in Jesus Christ (Phil 2:1-11).

The Bible teaches us that it is GOOD and PLEASANT when we live together in unity! (Psalm 133:1)

“For as in one body we have many members and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” (Romans 12:4-5)

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)

These are just a few verses that highlight the notion of community in Scripture. The Worship Community exists to provide a space where people from all over can come together and be in unity. Our unifying agent is the Lord himself. We gather in HIS name to discuss worship.

In the space of music for worship: How can we serve Him better? How can we serve others better? There are lots of practical things to discuss and lots of spiritual issues to discuss.

Thank YOU for reading and being a part of our community! We hope and pray that what you read and discuss here brings you closer to God and helps you to offer a pure and true song of worship to The Father!