True Christian Fellowship is much more than coming together for meetings; it is a daily relationship, an integration of life with the brethren in which we share the awareness of our imperfections and struggles in the faith. There is a necessary redemptive suffering that is intrinsic to true fellowship without which true fellowship is not possible. Humiliation is a suffering, and when God called us to establish a community, it was a call to the Cross. We were going to be living in close proximity with other believers on a daily basis, which meant that our defects, our shortcomings, our failures, and our sins would be revealed. Out of the agonies and the joys, we gave opportunity for a reality to come forth that can best be described as “true fellowship.”
May these pages communicate to the reader something of that glorious reality. May we, with the apostle Paul, be able to say in our deepest hearts, “to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen” (Ephesians 3:21).