Have you ever seen the movie “Witness“? In it, an Amish community build a barn in one day as the whole community turns out together to accomplish a unified goal. That is exactly what being a part of a church family is all about.
The Bible says that God put you on earth to accomplish five purposes. We are purposed to love him, grow in our relationship with him, serve him, share him and honor him with our lives. God wired all of us in such a way that we can only fulfill his purposes in the context of a community.
As a Christian you cannot fulfill any of those purposes on your own, we need other people to help us accomplish those things. The Bible often calls your spiritual life, “your walk”, but one of the important things to know is that God never intended for you to walk through life alone. We need others to walk with us to help us grow spiritually. This is why I like to say “We’re better together.”
Romans 12:5 says,“ Since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other and each of us needs all the others.” We as Christians do need each other and that’s why I am inviting you to connect with C3.
This weekend following each service, I will be hosting our NEXT STEPS class. In this class you will discover what it means to be a part of a church family and specifically you’ll learn the mutual expectations between you and your church.
If you have not yet taken what we have previously called Class 101 or Connections Class, I invite you to take the NEXT STEP this weekend after services.
We’re better together,
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
Be sure to choose your scripture verse of the year and begin to mediate on it, memorize it and mark it on the wall at C3.