Hebrews teaches us that participation in the Christian community is not a luxury; it is a necessity. Christians do not grow in isolation. But Christians don’t grow in a nominal Christian community either. We need each other to comfort us, to confront us, to hold us accountable, and to encourage us to walk daily with Christ. Our connection to a Christian community that cares about more than our attendance will help prevent us from growing complacent in our relationship with God, or forsaking Him altogether. It will also motivate us to finish the journey that we began with Him through Christ. Are you experiencing the joyful challenge that such authentic relationships provide?