Most of the last few blog posts (and the insightful comments everyone has posted) have been about community and mission. Here's a question: we talk about Jesus creating community. Is family the same thing?
There is extensive Biblical support for the notion of church as family. (John 1:12; Ephesians 1:5; 2:19; Galatians 6:10). Community is described, e.g. in Acts 2, but the word community is not used per se.
In the context of this discussion, is there a difference? What implications does it have?