Last night, I did something that is out of my comfort zone.
Now, you are rolling up your sleeves, curious as to what exactly that was.
Well, if you read the title of this post that might give you an idea…so what was this experience like? We’ll let me walk you through it.
I have been attending a church called Forest Hill in south Charlotte for the past 4 weeks with my family. In fact, it has been a joy and a wonderful experience to be a part of a church that consistently for the past few weeks. 4 weeks? Consistency?? YEP! It’s been a while since I have gone to church that many weeks in a row. So it’s always a good thing to get back into the community of believers, and fellowshipping together in worship and proclamation of the word.
The church is huge. It has three campuses, and multiple services at each campus. At first it was overwhelming, but as the weeks passed, and I talked to more people at the church that feeling of overwhelmingness subsided. In fact, it was my desire to connect with fellow 20 somethings just like myself, who wanted to share life together. That is why I decided to attend the event that they had going on called Lifegroup Connect.
As you can tell from the video above, Forest Hill Church is all about putting people into circles, by connecting each person in a life group. This is no easy task, and it was a challenge that I decided to undertake. So fast forward with me to last night when I entered the doors of the atrium of Forst Hill.
As I walked in I was greeted by the volunteers at the registration desk. This was a good first sign, as I was greeted with smiling faces. I got my name tag, and proceeded down the hall. I knew it was going to be a good night once I actually got my name tag placed on my chest, and people could call me by name.
I entered the next room, and again, I was greeted by more volunteers. They handed me an instruction half sheet of paper, and explained to me what would take place next. At first I thought this was a very weird way of doing things, but as the evening went on things got even better. I felt like I belonged, even though the church has a TON of people in it. I felt like a person. People talked to me and I talked to them. By the end of the night, I don’t want to bore you with details, I was in a circle of guys who all came to the night wanting the same thing..to be a part of a life group.
We got to know each other, and just introduce ourselves. Our leader, Russell told us more about his vision for the group, and what each meeting would look like.
As an introvert, this night was not comfortable for me, but sometimes God takes the uncomfortable, to grow us. Our first meeting as a group is this Friday at Starbucks at 7AM.
Good thing I’m a morning person! :)
What have you done recently that is out of your confort zone?