How will I find the time?
Can I be “real” with other people?
How much can I say?
What if their opinion changes of me?
For those of us in ministry, the thought of community can be a bit conflicting. While we know that life is more meaningful done in circles than in rows (after all that’s what we tell our preschool small group leaders and parents), we also know that given our place in the local church this doesn’t come without a certain level fear – a fear that people hold us to an expectation or standard we may not live up to.
In Creating a Lead Small Culture, the statement is made that every kid needs someone and somewhere. As a leader and as an adult, that same statement can be applied to my life. We need a people and a place to belong to. We can’t ask kids to take the risk of being known in a small group if we’re unwilling to do the same. Seasons of what my someone and somewhere may change, but it’s important for me to maintain some type of community at all times. Community has made such a difference in my life.
You can read the rest of this post on the First Look blog.