Sunday, December 19, 2010
When I went to college, my community stayed at home. I went to several churches in college, but never quite found the same community. I found community with a group of friends that met in a variety of ways. We were kind of an odd group, but worked together well as a community.
I've had plenty of friends everywhere I went, just not the experience of community. Since we moved to Fort Wayne I had been hurting for community. I recognized this problem, but did not know where to find it. I decided one morning that what I needed was a group of moms from my church to act as a supportive community. I saw that it was not happening and was sure that I needed to act in order to make this group form. The same day I spent my church time praying about it, a friend told me that a couple of other women were getting ready to start a mom's group! This community has been amazing to me. I am a welcomed part of a caring group. And you know what, it's only just the beginning of the group. We have met 3 times and I have been there twice. I know I am valued because these women check in on me - online and in person. They care about me and my family.
Because of my community, my attitude toward our church has changed. 2 months ago I wanted to find someplace else to worship. I did not feel like a part of things, I did not know people and I felt like it was a generally unwelcoming place. The last month and half have been transformational for me. I have not only been involved with these women, but felt more free to talk with other people in the church that I did not know before. Our family is blessed to be in community at Heartland.
Posted by Jen Crum at 3:10 PM