These notes are from Joseph Myers seminar “Organic Community” given at Northern Seminary, May 2008. They are rough. I’ll post a session each day (6 total).
Larry Crab quote on community
People communicate thru 4 spaces:
(from Edward Hall, 1960’s)
It’s more in our head than in reality
To help people with belonging:
The four spaces:
We are committed and participate
Connect thru outside influence. Can people be committed and participate only thru public worship gatherings? Yes.
Connect through share snapshots about who we are (pictures of their life).
It is important for people to build snapshots.
Aside: when people divorce they need to rebuild snapshots. Lost “we . . .” need to make new “I . . ”
Share private (not “naked”) experiences, feelings, and thoughts
Share naked experiences, feelings, and thoughts
Naked and unashamed. In garden – naked and unashamed. Sin. Naked and ashamed.
Persons who described themselves as having healthy relationships had . . .
Note: numbers not important. Half as many from top
Many congregations want high public and high intimate. This is not healthy.
A person is only built to handle 1-3 intimate relationships in their lifetime.
yes-voting.com/org – google this. Healthy way to make decisions.