by Larry Crabb
. . . we can define the tasks of a spiritual community.
- To provide a safe place where all that is true—both the ugly and the beautiful—can be faced.
- To envision what the Spirit can do, to feel the pains of a childbirth as we wait for Christ to be formed in each other.
- To discern flesh Dynamics so that we can hate and abandon them to discern Spirit Dynamics so we can nourish and help release them.
- To pour what is alive in each of us into the other in order to restore hope that the vision can be realized. to touch each other with the power of the risen Christ that now lives in us.
~ Becoming a True Spiritual Community, p.118