What is community? It’s a feeling of fellowship with others as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, spiritual beliefs, and goals. Fellowship is a crucial aspect of life and such a great thing to partake in. It’s a pretty big deal, because it is the heart of God for His church. He wants us to go through life in relation with others.
Our journeys aren’t meant to be traveled and experienced alone! We were created to pursue our God-given purpose together. Relationships provide us the opportunity to give and receive support, share encouragement, and challenge one another. Although we can encounter God and hear from him in our own time, there’s nothing like growing spiritually in a community. We all have blind spots and shortcomings in our walk, but having accountability partners make trusting the process less challenging.
3 Benefits of Fellow-shipping with Others
IT HELPS US GROW
Fellowship is an experience that enables us to learn, grow,and show the love of Christ to this world. By coming together, we create great opportunities to strengthen our own faith.Having conversations with God, reading our bibles, and praying brings us closer to each other, and more importantly, closer to God. We all have our own story and lessons that we can share.
IT HOLDS US ACCOUNTABLE
There is no better feeling than someone looking out for you and having your back. Am I right? Accountability just comes with the territory of fellowship, because you’re surrounded by a group of believers who care about you and your daily walk. You watch each other’s flanks, exhort those around you to surrender, and correct those who already done so.
IT MAKES US FEEL LOVED
Communing with other believers helps us feel connected and build healthy friendships. By gathering collectively, we can encourage the weary, help the wounded, tend to the distracted, and share in each other’s joys and sorrows. Doing life together is so much better than facing it solo. Having people there for you, praying for you, and rooting for you is such a wonderful example of Jesus.
It can be hard for some of us to commit to community, especially if you prefer solitude or lean more towards introversion, but it’s God’s desire for us. When we grow in our relationships with others, we’re growing in relationship with God.