Three weeks ago I wrote a post about the best way to build community, highlighting my recent service with small groups and reflecting on what works and what (generally) doesn’t work in getting people to share their lives with one another. After fifteen years of pursuing Christ in community, my most mature conviction about how to do this is to simply take the life I’m already living and invite others to be part of it (as opposed to constantly adding more meetings, more commitments, and so forth).
This week I caught up with my friend Nelson Klaiber to talk about his response to that post. I thought this would interest you because Nelson is the pastor with whom I am currently working as a small group director. Nelson is also a firefighter and an all-around great guy.
We added our conversation to the In Search of the City podcast. It’s about an hour long and totally unscripted, but I’m confident it contains a few nuggets you will enjoy. Check it out below or follow the link to the podcast and let me know what you think.