Is it necessary that all Christians live in community?

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The New Testament describes the Christian life in a community clearly. Christians are called to relate to each other as "brothers and sisters." We join as "members of one body." We are "members of the family of God." In this sense, all Christians are called to live in community.

However, relatively few Christians actually live this style of community. The New Jerusalem by its existence, waiting to witness the communal dimension of Christian faith, a dimension that is weak or nonexistent in the lives of many believers. We hope that our life together will encourage other individuals and groups of Christians to consider the request of the New Testament life together and take concrete steps to grow in this regard.