In another thread a question came up regarding gospel community. Just wondering if anyone else considers the topic, and/or what you are actually doing to encourage or discourage it in your local church. This is NOT a thread about Calvinism/Arminianism, and I would appreciate it if the moderators would help us police it that way. Thanks! I'll start the discussion, which is redundant because I already have... :laugh: In any case, I see "gospel community" as one of the driving purposes of God's people gathered. Gospel community says YES to the question, "Am I my brother's keeper?" and it also says YES to the question of edification, love, instruction in righteousness, ministry, fellowship, and evangelism. It is, rather than the very American concept of radical individualism, instead a concept of unity in Christ, which is more in line with the practice in many foreign lands, where culture dictates that people are tribal or unified in purpose rather than individualistic and un-unified except in meeting place.