Spiritual growth never happens in a vacuum.
Community formation never just happens accidentally.
Both take time and intentionality. Both are essential for healthiness and happen best together. There is nothing more powerful, and more necessary, than communal spiritual advance and development.
The Bible is clear on the matter. 1 Corinthians 12:26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. The connectivity we share brings us stability through our highs and lows.
What is the contrast? A person who keeps to themselves, who lives independently and never allows themselves to be inconvenienced or challenged by others, is more likely to suffer from depression, sickness and be financially unstable. What right minded person would chose this?
You want to grow spiritually? You want to get connected? Take 30 seconds and make a simple decision today.