"All the believers met together constantly."
We have been "beta-testing" a concept this week that has promise. We have taken 7 people from our own churches who are "computer active" people. We suggested that, together, we create our own private blog that would allow us to interact with each other on a daily basis. Each day of the week a different person posts their own devotional thought or shares whatever God is doing in their life.
Because it's a blog, others in this 7-member community can read the post each day and then write comments. In this way, we are developing a 7-person community that is interacting daily with each other. In our world, this may be the closest thing we can come to "meeting together constantly." In our case, we share some measure of relationship outside of this blog, but this is allowing us to deepen that through this daily interaction.
At this point, like any new community, we are a little formal and "stiff" in our writings. But I know this will shift and I believe we have great potential for developing a reasonably safe and meaningful cyber-community.
I won't disclose the web address for this blog, because it is meant to be a private community. But here's a little screenshot of what it looks like:
I was able to set up this blog through typepad in a way that allows 7 different authors to post. I don't know how to do this with other blogsites, but if you want info on how to do it with typepad, you can email me.