Binmin Podcast Ep. 38: Making Friends In The Church | Why Go To Church?

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18 mins 13 sec

How do you make friends in the church? In this episode, the gang tackles fellowship and finding your way in relationships with other Christians in your church.

 

0:00 – INTRO

 

0:58 – WHY ARE FRIENDSHIPS SO IMPORTANT WITHIN THE CHURCH? 

Jesus said, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35).

Fellowship = creating spiritual friends

 

3:03 – WHAT ARE SOME WAYS FOR MAKING FRIENDS IN CHURCH? 

  • Introduce yourself to the greeter. Go to the welcome area.
  • Attend the same Sunday worship service each week and meet those around you
  • Introduce yourself to a new person

 

7:15 – WHAT GROUPS OR ACTIVITIES CAN PEOPLE JOIN TO MEET OTHERS? 

Small groups & Bible studies

 

9:03 – VOLUNTEERING/SERVING

Volunteering is a great way to serve others and make friends!

 

10:55 – NURSERY/CHILDREN’S MINISTRY IS A HUGE OPPORTUNITY!

Best evangelism opportunity! Best discipleship opportunity! Easy on-ramp (don’t need special skills). And will connect you to lots of families and people in the church.

 

12:58 – OTHER ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL GROUPS FOR MAKING FRIENDS? 

  • Places to serve: kids in summer Vacation Bible School, teenagers in youth group, sports through the church or with other members
  • Affinity groups:  addiction groups, financial classes, single parents, young adults
  • Don’t only get involved with people like you!

 

15:45 – SO WHAT? 

There are many ways to create fellowship within your church: through programs and organically

 

16:28 – WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP?

REACH OUT: To someone new, someone you already know, or someone older

 

17:22 – THANK YOU & WRAP UP

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