Andy & Erin Keller - Importance of Finding Life in Community

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by: Erin Keller

01/19/2020

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“It begins with openness, the willingness to come alongside someone else, to pour out, care, invest. It’s about sharing the journey, doing life together, growing, forging, becoming. It’s about selflessness, caring enough to walk through the valley, even when it’s painful, to love people as Christ has loved us. It’s rejoicing when they rejoice, hurting when they hurt, being a hand, an encourager, a friend. We were not created to wander alone. For as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” (from IRON by The Skit Guys.)

Are you interested in starting or being involved in a small group? Contact Susan Swart or stop in at the Connect Here booth and let us know of your interest. Or just find a few people that you want to get to know better and invite them over.Andy and Erin Keller know first-hand the importance of “doing life in community” and the power of small groups to impact their lives. Andy says, “I can honestly say that without that group I would not be married today…. For years we tried to do life without a group because I’m very introverted, and I’m not a people person. When we decided to just try a group, I realized how important a group, a community is. That group stepped in when we were going through some of the hardest times in our life. The men in the group supported me, and the women supported Erin, and they helped us have accountability. A small group is made for doing life together. It’s for someone to be an integral part of your life, to be there for you, to know who you are inside, not just to know what you think about a particular passage of scripture. When you go back to the original church, it was in people’s homes. That’s where community is.”

“It begins with openness, the willingness to come alongside someone else, to pour out, care, invest. It’s about sharing the journey, doing life together, growing, forging, becoming. It’s about selflessness, caring enough to walk through the valley, even when it’s painful, to love people as Christ has loved us. It’s rejoicing when they rejoice, hurting when they hurt, being a hand, an encourager, a friend. We were not created to wander alone. For as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” (from IRON by The Skit Guys.)

Are you interested in starting or being involved in a small group? Contact Susan Swart or stop in at the Connect Here booth and let us know of your interest. Or just find a few people that you want to get to know better and invite them over.Andy and Erin Keller know first-hand the importance of “doing life in community” and the power of small groups to impact their lives. Andy says, “I can honestly say that without that group I would not be married today…. For years we tried to do life without a group because I’m very introverted, and I’m not a people person. When we decided to just try a group, I realized how important a group, a community is. That group stepped in when we were going through some of the hardest times in our life. The men in the group supported me, and the women supported Erin, and they helped us have accountability. A small group is made for doing life together. It’s for someone to be an integral part of your life, to be there for you, to know who you are inside, not just to know what you think about a particular passage of scripture. When you go back to the original church, it was in people’s homes. That’s where community is.”

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