Welcome back to part two of our conversation on building and maintaining community! In today’s episode, we’re sharing more on why bother with the commitment it takes to live within a community.
Have you ever wondered what the point is to sticking with community through challenging times? Or what to do if a pivotal player within your community discerns to leave?
It all sounds like too much!
While living in community with others is no easy task, it is worthwhile and rewarding if you stay with it for the long haul.
In today’s part 2 of building and maintaining community, we discuss some of the nuances of community life as it pertains to change and growth throughout the seasons. We also touch on how important it is to have both urban and rural communities living side by side and interacting with each other on a regular basis.
Why Bother with Commitment – 1:10
Hebrews (10:24-25) – 5:53
The Need to Return to Community – 8:57
Back to the Land with Community – 9:57
Community and the City – 12:10
Intentional Community in Rural Settings – 14:17
Interactions Between Communities – 19:46
Structure vs. Anti-structure – 22:33
If a Community Leader Leaves – 26:32
When People Join the Community – 32:30
Final Thoughts – 37:29
For more information on structure and anti-structure, check out Victor Turner’s works:
- Dramas, Fields, and Metaphors: Symbolic Action in Human Society
- The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structurehttps://amzn.to/49a3QOX