We were made for community. We were not made to ‘go it alone’, and nowhere is this more true than in the Christian life. There is no such thing as a lone-ranger Christian. As the body of Christ, the church has many members—members which all play a critical function within the body—and yet, like the Triune God himself who is three persons yet one God, the church remains one body. This is the secret of true Christian community: as human persons (who retain our personhood), we come to find that we were made for the joy, intimacy (and struggles!) of life together. Importantly, this ‘life together’ is not based on categories that the world may deem important—age, gender, race, socioeconomic status; it is based in Christ: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).
At Fleetwood, much of this life together happens organically. We eat together, serve together, work together, and play together. Whether over a cup of coffee after the morning service, or watching a movie together and discussing it in a film group, we try and create hospitable spaces in which people can join our community, and learn to pursue Christ with us. If you’re wondering how you might join us, feel free to scroll through the tabs on the right, which provide information on a few different gatherings that you might find as helpful ‘entry points’ into our life together. You can also check out the ‘Community Events’ page of our website as well. If you do join us on a Sunday morning, please introduce yourself—we’d love to get to know you.