What would the ideal church be like?
If you asked 10 different people, you’d likely get 10 different sets of answers! In our current group series, we’ll be discussing how community within a church can be, well, uncomfortable. How do we work through that? How to we make ourselves ready to move past it, and refocus on serving others outside the four walls of our church?
BEING IN REAL RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS IS VITAL
Connecting to a Thrive Group brings three important facets into your life.
We all need connection with others; it is how we were designed! Thrive groups usually consist of eight to ten people who choose to gather in one another's homes once a week. In group we study the Bible together, get to know each other, and develop new friendships.
A Thrive Group is more than Bible study and friends. As bonds of trust grow, it becomes a safe place to wrestle with the toughest things in our lives. From family issues (who doesn't have family issues?) to coming to grips with problems and behaviors in our own lives - a Thrive Group is where we pray together, support and encourage each other, and simply lean on one another.
"I have too many people in my life who genuinely love and care about me!" - said no one ever.
Ultimately, all of us are on a Journey. In your Thrive Group, folks are taking steps to become more like Jesus. When our character becomes more like Jesus, we are better prepared for all the different things life throws at us. It doesn't mean all the problems in our life will just "go away" and be solved.
It means we don't have to be scared or worried about the "stuff" in this life. Jesus told us, "My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life." (John 10:10 NLT)
I want to learn more about Thrive Groups!