It is so important to feel like we belong somewhere. Feeling like we belong makes us more committed and helps prioritize our activities. I want Victor Valley Christian Church to be a place where each of us belongs.
There are various ways you can belong. One very important way is to belong to a Life Group. Life Groups at VVCC exist to build community within VVCC by connecting, growing and serving.
Through Life Groups we make meaningful connections with others and build trust enough to open up. It is a place to dig deeper into scripture and discover applications that are specific to our lives. It is also a safe place to experience the accountability, support and encouragement of others.
My husband and I have been a part of Life Groups for many years. They have been a place where we formed meaningful friendships. A place where we created bonds that last a lifetime. Life Groups have been a place where we have been able to care for people in the VVCC community. They have also been a place for our faith to be strengthened. We have been able to grow in our relationship with Jesus, our knowledge of the Bible and been able to assist others in their growth. Life Groups are a place to belong. It is my desire that everyone belong.
In order to belong, a commitment must be made. I have found that my relationships do not grow unless I make the commitment. The same is true for a Life Group. What kind of commitment is required in a Life Group? The first is to commit to the meeting time. Life Group needs to be a priority. It needs to be something that does not get pushed aside for something else. Relationships cannot cultivate if the time is not put into them or if other things are deemed more important.
Another is to commit to be in God’s word and open to what He is teaching you. He will use your lesson and those in your group to lead and encourage you. In return, don’t be a mere spectator. Participate in the study and the lives of those in your group. It is amazing what can happen to a group that is committed.
If you have not found a Life Group, I hope you will take advantage of this weekend's Life Group Connect Event. This will take place on Sunday, September 20th before, between and after services. This will be a great time to meet some of VVCC's Life Group leaders, and hopefully find a group and a place to belong. We want VVCC to be a place where you belong and are able to be committed and connected because you are important to us.
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