We Thrive in Community
Updated: Jul 21, 2021
Here, we are all about community. It’s important to be a part of a positive thriving community. What is community? One definition of community is, a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals and a similarity or identity. Let’s break this definition down.
Fellowship is very important. In this community we want to fellowship with you. We want to provide a place both physical and virtual that brings women together. I know you’ve heard the saying that goes something like, “you can go faster alone, but you can go further together”. The right community gives you that sense of togetherness and the push to help you get further. There are so many lonely women in the word and we want to abolish that. Not only does fellowship combat loneliness, but it promotes growth.
Whatever you’re connected to should provide you an opportunity to grow. If you’re not growing you are remaining stagnant. Being stagnant is the enemy of who you desire to be. When connected to a community growth happens. We glean from each other as we exchange thoughts and ideas.
Community is always more exciting when we are blessed to engage with those that have common interests as us. In this community one of the shared interests is having a better and more fulfilling life. That fulfillment comes from God. He is our common interest. Because we are interested in Him we will find interest in a plethora of the things that flow from Him. Some of these things will be new to our understanding, but they will be interesting, nonetheless. In fact, one reason for joining a new community is so that we can set new goals.
We are constantly setting goals. Some of them we stick to and some of them we do not. Goals are important because they give us an opportunity to reach new and higher heights. It’s written in Habakkuk 2:2, Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. Goals gives us the feeling that we are accomplishing things and making moves. In many cases goals prevent stagnancy. A community helps you to accomplish your goals. Not only does a community help with accomplishing the goal, but it pushes you towards the goal. Your community also claps for you and cheers you on as you work towards your goals. The goals we make are usually dependent upon how we define ourselves.
When may go into a community defining ourselves one way. If the community is impactful eventually we start defining ourselves differently. This happens as we evolve because iron sharpens iron. (Proverbs 27:17). Our identity changes as we grow in Christ. Our identity changes when we are around vessels of God. Those vessels pour out, fill us up, and then we in turn pour out into other members in the community. This world is continuously trying to put a false identity on you. That is not who you are. Find out your true identity through Christ.
I know that sometimes it seems safer to do the lone ranger thing. I get it! But, that is not God’s framework for His children. This community is about steering members to God. We do that through fellowship. Fellowship is an important part of connecting. We strive to have fun and make our time together enjoyable. However, God is the focal point and guiding force of this community. We are big on growth. Lifelong learners is what we are. We all have a myriad of interests. Because we have such vast and different interests that makes things intriguing. While we have different goals individually we have the opportunity to create new goals collectively. Ultimately, we want to show the love, grace, and mercy of God. As His vessels we want to be poured into and we want to pour out as well. Because of the impact of this community your true identity will be made known. That is the identity Christ created you for.
God is connecting us. He’s bringing us sisters that we’ve longed for. He’s bringing mothers in the faith. He is bringing us aunts to be our confidant. He is also bringing others that we can learn from, teach, glean and grow with.