When reading your Bible, have you ever been tempted to skip over Romans 16. After all, it’s just a list of names, most of which you can’t pronounce and people you’ve never heard of. But, wait. There’s more there than it might appear. Could it be that the Holy Spirit preserved this part so we could catch a glimpse of the tender affection that characterizes what we’re calling a “church of the heart”? Dan makes some observations about the nature of the community of the church.
OK, what is a church of the heart? What does it look like? What are the qualities of a church that is relational? Dan outlines some of the qualities of a fellowship that makes room for Jesus’ command to love one another.
Welcome to the first of our regular podcasts where we discuss the challenges and joys of relational church life. The Church of the Heart Podcast will consist of thoughts and interviews about being in relational church communities. House churches, small groups, Bible studies and co-housing communities can all be churches of the heart. They are characterized by deep and often challenging relationships. Join us regularly as we journey together into the world of organic fellowship.