Is it possible for people to gather without there being an agenda? In other words, can people gather without feeling that they need to "go" somewhere as a group?
- Is it possible for people to enjoy the community without having a vision statement?
- Is it possible for people to stay in community with each other without a set of rules to follow?
- Is it possible for a community to be composed of people of all kinds of levels of faith and even of no faith at all, or for those who hold a vastly differing views of scripture to keep fellowship?
- Is it possible for people simply to gather without a goal that they must agree to?
- Is it possible for a community to exist without being controlled by leadership?
- Is it possible for a person to be a welcomed and appreciated part of the community who disagrees strongly with the pastor or leader on some major issues?
- Is it possible for people from all across the cultural, social and moral spectrum to love each other face to face in community?
- Is it possible for a pastor, priest, minister, leader, imam, master, or whatever, to "allow" a wide and opposing variety of opinions even though he or she may strongly hold his or her own and teach it?
- Is it possible for a healthy community to exist long-term and to thrive in good works without a mission statement, a vision, or a goal?
The beautiful photograph is the creation of my friend Mark Hemmings