As a believer, you desire a community that’s founded on the teachings of Christ. You also want this community to be a place where you can meet your new best friends. There are many ways you can go about seeking community. Here are some practical ways you can find community:
The most practical way is by going to church. If you are in school, the best thing to do is to ask people. There is a good chance someone from your class or dorm will help you get connected to the Christian community .Plus each college/university has at least one student ministry on its campus. Be on the lookout for flyers about their next service or event. Another tip: look down at the sidewalks filled with colored chalk for information. Most likely, this ministry will have information about its service or event for the upcoming school year. Ask your friends, family, and/or co-workers where they worship. Attend a service with them. If you are intrigued by what you experienced, go seek community in that congregation.
It will take time to find “your” community and will require patience and diligence on your part. While you are seeking, you are reminded in the book of Hebrews that community should guide you towards love and good deeds, to not give up meeting with one another, and to encourage your brothers and sisters daily. Make sure your chosen community exemplifies this.
Most importantly, do not be afraid to explore your options. Remember, you a part of a huge community, which is the body of Christ. In this community, you are His representative. You are to invite your brothers and sisters into community and to build each other up through accountability, truth, and through His love.
Be in prayer when seeking community because it’s important to be in comfort and ease. Ask Him to lead you. You are not alone in this journey for your Heavenly Father is always with you. A plus- You have your sisters here in QWC that can help get you connected to a community in your area.