John 10:10 says he came to give life and life more abundantly. The abundant life is one that involves community. God intended us to do life with other believers. The abundant life isn’t one without challenges but a life centered on Christ to meet those challenges. Community is a place where we are surrounded by those who are in fellowship with Christ. They are the ones who go with us the extra mile, who keep redirecting us to the word to find our answers, who know the greatest plan for our lives is the one that HE has already planned for us.
Community Groups are an intimate fellowship experience that believers need to develop their relationship with God. They are vital to our spiritual growth and maturity. Hebrews 10:24 – 25 says “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And not neglect our meeting together , as some people do, but encourage one another now that the day of his return is near.” Community brings value through the development of relationships with other men and women who are purposeful in motivating each other to acts of love and good works through biblical encouragement. Realizing our greatest strength comes from Christ and using His words of power and love to bring us into a deeper relationship with Him.
-Sheralee Connors (Women’s Community Group Leader)