This is the second part of a two-part S2S Event called “God’s Design for Community” held on March 23, 2024.

Also, see part 1 by Merle Burkholder.

Strength to Strength welcomed Merle Burkholder to discuss how mankind best thrives in community with others.

God has designed us as social beings. We are relational and function not only as part of families, but also as part of a community. God’s design for community helps us to care for one another and represent the Kingdom of God to a world that has lost its way. In these talks we will look at God’s design for community and how we can use community to bring healing to a broken world.

An interactive question-and-answer period follows.

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Merle Burkholder and his wife Edith live in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada. They have five children. They have spent the last 45 years in mission work. Merle serves as staff pastor for Open Hands and as a mentor in the Servant Institute program. Merle has a desire to help people experience fullness in Christ and to see the kingdom of God grow here on the earth.

This presentation is part of a series called “God’s Design for Mankind.” Be sure to follow the entire series:


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