Are not good friendships just the greatest thing? I love to hang out with people who I enjoy and likewise, enjoy me. It is great individually, as a couple, or as a family.
Relationships with people do not happen instantly. They are nurtured. They take risk. They take putting ourselves in an environment where dialogue takes place, a hobby is enjoyed, or something is in common. Circumstances just seem to go better when we have folks in the same seasons of life trying to figure it all out. We bounce ideas off of each other. We learn from each other. And most of all, we can have someone to laugh and cry with when life is moving along faster than break-neck speed.
In an attempt to strengthen the community of CRBC and to help folks meet new people, Fellowship February was born. It is our desire as pastors to promote new friendships and relationships for the purposes of fun, accountability, help, prayer, and intimacy within the body of Christ. Developing new relationships opens new doors. New ways of learning, growing, and challenging ourselves to be more Christ-like.
So here is the challenge- sometime during the month of February, as an individual, a couple, or as a family, invite an individual, couple, or family for some fellowship. You can go out for coffee, have lunch at Yolanda’s Tacos, it can either by your treat or dutch, or have them to your house for a meal or dessert. The idea here is to experience a new group of people you may have never learned to enjoy. You may find this really fun and do it more than once or do different combinations with different folks.
Make this February one to remember by planting the seed of friendship in someone else’s heart and life. We will celebrate together with a potluck at the end of the month.