What is 3DC?

3DC are regular book discussions around the three D’s of our mission as a church:

  • Doctrine: what we believe about God
  • Disciplemaking: how we live multiplying lives for Jesus
  • Development: how we engage our neighbors and our neighborhoods in a kingdom way.

Every few months we spotlight a book and host a book discussion to grow in one or more of these areas of following Jesus. Every book we select is also available for free through Akron Public Library.


THE ART OF NEIGHBORING by Jay pathak & Dave Runyon

Discussion: January 30, 2020 @ 9:00am 

What if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors?

When Jesus was asked to sum up everything into one command, he said to love God with everything we have and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Most of us have turned this simple idea of loving our neighbors into a nice saying, putting it on bumper stickers and refrigerator magnets and then going on with our lives without actually putting it into practice.

What would happen if every follower of Jesus took the Great Commandment literally? Is it possible that the solution to our society’s biggest issues has been right under our noses for the past two thousand years?




    Want to keep going? Here are some previous 3DC books to check out.