What I Learned from Two Gather – Week 1
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” – Matthew 18:20 (KJV)
At LifeChurch.tv Church Online we’ve been learning the past few weeks about how to pray boldly, speak boldly, and be boldly obedient. This week we started a series on Two Gather which talks about why we need each other, why we need to gather together not just in church services but also as smaller groups as a form of small group, Sunday School class, or LifeGroup.
For me this is challenging being that I’m a younger person in between the youth and adult groups. It’s hard to gather with a group of adults who are a lot older than you are (your parents age) and you can’t do life with a group that is younger because, well, you’re not a youth. Challenging.
Gathering to serve, being on other teams within the church, and attending church services are all easy but when it comes to an offline group where you’re gathered with others specifically to do life together and talk about God it gets harder. Not complaining God, but am saying, “I don’t know what you’ve got planned, but you’re going to have to help me with this one.”
Church wasn’t meant to be easy and keep you in your comfort zone. Messages all affect people in different ways, some touch one person lightly while another deeply and the next it may be the opposite. So for the next few weeks I have a feeling I’m in for some learning and hopefully, along the way, I’ll find those people “in real life” to meet with too..we’ll just have to wait and see.
“You’ll never do all God wants you to do without the right people around you.” – Craig Groeschel
Are you involved in a small group through your church? Have you ever been at that inbetween age wondering what to do?