At Smiths Grove Baptist Church we have been working hard over the last couple of years to create a covenant community of believers. One of our struggles is that we are not exactly sure what a group of truly committed believers looks like. We have all read the early chapters of Acts and seen what John says about the first church, but we distort that so often because we place modern meanings on what John is saying.
I have been reading The Crisis of Caring by Jerry Bridges for an upcoming seminary class and I think it is a wonderful resource in helping us rediscover the New Testament definition of fellowship, one of the aspects of that first church. I highly recommend it for your edification!