"Community" is a big word in church circles right now, and for good reason. Of course, whenever a word becomes a big word, there is a powerful tendency for it to carry small meaning. Professor Kevin Bauder has been writing a bit about building community, and I would encourage you to read about it here.
In order for a church to function as a community, its members must
develop relationships that touch all of life. The development of these
relationships requires Christians to share interests outside of the
purely devotional and ecclesiastical. The question arises, however: will
not the sharing of secular interests result in secularized Christians
who have less interest in spiritual things? Specifically, do not secular
interests constitute a distraction from God’s work?
Read the whole thing.