Naturally, we look to Scripture to define Transformational Community and we find this
demonstrated for us in Acts 2:42-47. As the beautiful body of Christ at Carmel, we are
encouraged by Pastor Alex as we study The Word together and dig deeper into the things
of God, to "be transformed, not just informed." Let the cry of our hearts be to ask and allow
El Elyon - The Lord Most High - to transform us into the men and women He created us to be and to accomplish "the good works God prepared beforehand for us to do" (Ephesians 2:10).
Carmel's DCs are an ideal place to connect with other believers, to make new friends, to come alongside one another, to do life well together, to be the "iron that sharpens iron" (Proverbs 27:17) in each other's lives, and to "stir up one another to love and good works" (Hebrews 10:24-25).
Being involved in Transformational Community is a gift. "No man is an island" (John Donne)... We were not created to go through life alone. We are intended to be in fellowship with one another. When life is not easy or we are unexpectedly hit with difficulties, having brothers and sisters in Christ that we can turn to for prayer, assistance and encouragement is God's favor shining upon us. When we face life's battles, we will be like Moses (
Exodus 17:12), needing others to lift up our arms for us. Similarly, there will be times when we will be like Aaron and Hur, needing to lift up the arms of our fellow believers in Christ.