40 Days of Community… What is it and why are we doing it?


Here is an excerpt from Rick Warren of Saddleback Church—I hope this will give you a clear idea of what this church-wide campaign is all about.

40 Days of Community will deepen your understanding of how God uses other people – specifically others in your church family – for your good and your growth. It will also show you how God can use you to bless others.

Our focus for the next 40 days will be on fulfilling God’s five purposes together. We’ll do this in two ways: first, by deepening the community of love within our church family, and second, by reaching out in love to the community around our church family. Both are essential for a healthy, balanced, purpose-driven life.

Your participation in this small group will be the most essential part of 40 Days of Community. Real community (koinonia) is caught, not taught. In your group, you’ll not just learn how to build community – hopefully, you’ll experience it…

During the next six weeks, we’ll examine the five reasons we need each other to fulfill God’s purpose for our lives. Here’s an overview of the reasons:

  1. We fellowship better together!
  2. We grow better together!
  3. We serve better together!
  4. We worship better together!
  5. We teach out better together!

It is no accident that you are part of this 40 Days of Community. Before you were born, God chose you to be a difference-maker and to make an impact for good with your life. Are you willing to take the next step in growing a life of purpose and meaning? Then let’s join together for this 40-day spiritual journey – deepening the community of love within your church and reaching out in love to the community around your church.”

So get ready—in just a few days you will have a chance to sign up for a 40DOC group and begin the adventure!


~Pastor Aubrey Krahn