At Dwelling Place, we have renamed our sanctuary the “Family Room.” We know and understand God has allowed us and even called us to be His family.
Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus that “We are no longer strangers or aliens, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.” (Eph. 2:19)
It’s when we walk together that we walk wisely, effectively, and faithfully.
It’s our hope and heart that in Dwelling Place people find a place of meaningful relationships in the family of faith. Whether your a first-timer or long-termer in Dwelling Place we want to walk out this thing called life with you.
For those of us who call Dwelling Place home, our first challenge is to make sure we ourselves are connected. Although we work to facilitate your connection to the family, (Life Groups, Ministry teams, Family/Fellowship ministries and functions), in the end it’s your choice as to whether you pursue relationships or not.
Our second challenge, which is no less important than the first, is to consistently reach outside ourselves and our circles to make sure no one feels new for more than a moment. This Sunday, consider asking someone you don’t know to your home for lunch or dinner, or for coffee and conversation sometime next week.
If you’re relatively new to our family, please show us mercy and make a choice yourself to be proactive in the way you connect to the body. Over the next several weeks we’ll be highlighting Life Groups and other points of connection. Don’t let the devil rob you of your place in the family just because we aren’t as attentive as we need to be.
Bottom line, we all need to choose connection, fellowship, friendship. It’s who we’re made to be. We’re not perfect, but we are FAMILY…