Welcome! I have spent my adult life working with people in faith communities. No one has to be here. People participate in this community because they find meaning and purpose in doing so. The circle of relationship within a congregation is a microcosm of ever larger concentric circles of relationship and community that bring people together around something meaningful – faith community, local municipality, counties, states, regions, nations, associations, etc. In these circles of relationship, there is often a sense in which people share something: religious beliefs, a geographic location, an interest, a political party, an experience, and so on. People tend to enjoy getting together with “like-minded” people.