Community is at the heart of the gospel, the context for discipleship in the New Testament and the centre of what it means to be a church. Without it church looses its soul.
A book I am finding helpful is Christinne Pohl’s book ‘Living into Community: Cultivating Practices that Sustain us. In this book Pohl focuses on 4 key practices of community life – Gratitude, Making and Keeping Promises, Living Truthfully and Hospitality.
Here is a good review of the book.