Regrettably, I think at different times I’ve been guilty of every single item on this list. Are you holding back community?
- Keep Conversations Short
- Always sit in your “assigned” seat
- Avoid New People
- Come in Late
- Leave immediately after the service (or early)
- Be physically present but mentally absent
- Don’t share a meal
- Stay very, very busy
- Make your default response “everything is great”
- Don’t show up
See Adam’s commentary and explanation of these at 10 Ways to Avoid Building Community Within the Church.
Maybe the vicar above could learn a lesson or two about building koinonia 😉