14 Reasons to Build Community

14 Reasons to Build Community

Community really is the buzz word these days.  Have you noticed? Yet never have we lacked community more than we do today.

Did you know you can build community? My book, Sounding the Drum: Community Building in the Digital Age, details the community building process and so much more. But why would you want to build community?

You might want to build community if…

  • you lead a group of people in a book discussion, prayer group or healing circle
  • you employ a group of people who need to collaborate to get things done
  • you hold monthly meetings to support others in your industry
  • you want to have some meaningful relationships in your life
  • you just moved to a new place and you want to develop relationships beyond the superficial level
  • you like to have fun
  • you want a group to journey with down this sometimes-chaotic path of life
  • you want your relationship with your coworkers to be more cohesive, authentic and functional
  • you have no immediate family members living where you live and you want to build a support network
  • you live in an active neighbourhood or a condominium where decisions have to be made by the group
  • you’re in civil, provincial/state, federal politics
  • your family includes many extended family members of all ages
  • you’re on a committee with a task to complete as a team
  • you want to change the world

There is one more reason to build community: The world needs more community.

And you and I; we have the power to do something about that.

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About The Author


I am passionate about writing and community building. I’ve written a book about healing and happiness, The Happy Place, as well as a Community Building book, Sounding the Drum: Community Building in the Digital Age, now available at any Amazon store. I’ve been through life changes that I thought were the end of my world, but I’m still here. I never know what will happen next. Isn’t that what makes life interesting?