Summer at our house means mornings and evenings on the patio, walks around the neighborhood searching for creatures, zoo days, sidewalk chalk, farmer’s markets, swimming, watermelon, and homemade ice cream. Lots of homemade ice cream. Summer also means lax schedules and slow weekends. However, I believe that we are to continue to be connected to biblical community throughout the summer...or whatever the season, for that matter! We should find a space for spiritual growth, accountability, and just plain fun in community.
Here are a few ways we can stay connected to biblical community this summer.
1. Summer Book Club
Our Womens Summer Book Clubs have just kicked off and it is not too late to join! We have several groups meeting throughout the summer as we read the book Only One Life together. We will spend time learning about women from the Bible, history and modern day, as well as of the legacies they continue to leave. Most groups meet in homes complete with snacks and meaningful discussion. So come comfy and grab a seat, even if you didn’t get a chance to read that week. For more info on a group near you, contact Vickey Banks.
2. Connection Class
If you have not joined a connection class, I would strongly encourage you to do so. You can find information about the different connection classes on the church website or someone can help you at the Information Desk found in our Worship Center lobby on Sunday mornings. Our class is filled with biblical teaching and deep, small group discussion. Consider this your invitation to join my class, The Breakfast Club, at 9:00am (9:09, to be exact) any Sunday morning; we’d love to have you!
3. Home Group
Our church is full of home groups that meet regularly. Some home groups are offshoots of connection classes while others are compilations of people from various classes and life stages. Home groups provide a place for individuals and families to meet and study God’s Word together. What I love about my home group is that we have recognized the need for changes based on the ever changing make-up of our group and we make adjustments accordingly. Within the last 5 years, our group has gone from zero kids to a minimum of eight...all under the age of 5. Currently, the women meet one week, the men meet the next, and we always make it a priority to meet all together at least once a month and eat dinner together. High school students help with childcare when we’re all together. Contact Micah White if you are looking for a group to join.
Biblical community can be found in other settings, but we hope you find a spot within our church community.
What biblical community are you part of and what is your favorite thing about it?
Meet the Author!
Casey Yates is a wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend and speech-language pathologist. Casey loves all things Christmas, British historical fiction, walks, pie and coffee. Lots of coffee.