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Mirnorouzi 1 Introduction A community is referred to as a group of people who live together and have certain features that bind them. A fundamental aspect of a community is that it always believes in the spirit of oneness whereby a common goal, interest, and attitude is equally shared. A community engages in the sharing of ideas, information and other vital resources that are essential. This enables a community to move forward regarding development. A community that is well developed always has a purpose and its members stand a chance to benefit from it. Works of charity are most likely to be carried out by such a community (Abingdon Pr, 14). An excellent example of a community to be discussed is the Church. A Church is a religious building where religious functions are carried and religious functions include worship services. It is a great instance of a community because Church a place where people with the same religious point of view gather as a community and worship their God. Those who gather in such buildings are referred to as Christians. Inmost cases, it is the congregation or the Church members who are referred to as a Church. Another meaning of the Church is that it is a group of saved believers who are reaching people with the gospel of God. Churches that are developed sometimes engage in social work whereby schools, hospitals, orphanage homes are constructed to help the community. Upcoming churches are also able to provide the community with services through outreach programs (Ronald J, 270). The background of the church I visited is that it was started 1959 and its role is to ground and reach people with the word of God. The purpose and significance of
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Mirnorouzi 2 this Church is to teach Scriptural doctrines, pray, engage in support and outreach ministries and as well support schools through missions. Church members, offer the community with counseling programs, employment opportunities, visitation to the sick and prisoners, and those who are in dire needs are also given help to cope with life. My First Church Experience As already mentioned, a Church is an excellent case in terms of community and I have personally experienced visiting a Church called “The Church of the Highlands.” It was founded in October 1959 by a man named Donald Benjamin Sheley. The Church is located a few minutes away from the San Francisco International Airport and is presently led by Senior Pastor, Leighton Sheley. Church
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