Stop trying to go it alone

Apr 21, 2021

I’m an extremely introverted person. But if the pandemic lockdowns have taught me anything, it’s that human beings are social creatures… and even introverts need community.

I don’t know what you’d consider yourself, but if you are reading this, then I imagine that you are a human being created by God who is also made to enjoy community.

Human beings are social creatures…

It may feel strong and brave when you try to be all independent and do life alone. However, at the end of the day, I think we all quickly come to realise that’s just not the case. There’s a reason slogans like “Better Together” attract more people than “Alone Forever”.

And now, cue the segway to Growth Groups at St Andrews.

We are a massive church and it can be almost too easy to anonymously pop in every Sunday and then to quietly leave without a trace. You may think that’s enough, but that would be cutting yourself short. We are made for deep relationships.

The best way to get to know people and form deeper friendships in a big church is by joining a Growth Group. These smaller communities gather in various forms throughout the week (some meet fortnightly) and are a great place to study the Bible together, pray for each other, and generally do life together.

If you’re already in a Growth Group, that’s great! Make sure you prioritise meeting together regularly and make an effort to mutually encourage your brothers and sisters in Christ.

Want to get plugged in but don’t know where to start?

I’m so glad you asked. Join our next Partnership Course starting in May to learn more about our church family, meet other newcomers, and to find the right group for you.

We look forward to welcoming you into the family!

Michele Cheng
Pastoral Worker

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