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The joy of biblical community

"Behold, how good and pleasant when brothers dwell together in unity." —Psalm 133:1

Every year in September the full-time, year-round staff at SWO heads to Cades Cove in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park for a monster camp-out. We spend three nights just decompressing from the crazy summer routine and gearing up for the busy fall and winter. One of the things that has always set SWO apart from a lot of ministries is the bond the staff members have with one another. It is so biblical to honor and serve each other, but it is also vital to ministry effectiveness to ENJOY one another. The Church needs more than an occasional Sunday afternoon dinner-on-the-grounds, as good as they are. We need to drive toward unity and pleasure in fellowship. Most churches that I speak in are empty within fifteen minutes of the closing “Amen." It is almost like we don’t really like each other.

Slow down, and enjoy the brothers and sisters Christ has died to reconcile not only to Himself, but to one another. Let’s move beyond toleration to enjoyment.

Thanks SWO crew for an awesome week and an even more awesome reminder!