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Made for One Another: Why Pursuing Community is Still Worth It

In this age of social media and remote work, we seem to be lonelier and more isolated from one another than ever before. For some of us, every day is marked by loneliness. For others, we hardly notice our isolation because it’s become so commonplace.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Before we resign ourselves to accept this as the new norm, let’s envision a different way of living—one steeped in relationship, community, and togetherness.

It’s not good for people to be alone.

Community isn’t just a good idea—it was God’s idea.

In the garden of Eden, God said it wasn’t good for people to be alone.[i] God Himself embodies this in His communal nature as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As humans created in His image, He intrinsically wove this desire for community and togetherness within us as well.

And yet, for one reason or another, many of us live without this kind of community. Maybe the very thought of seeking it makes you nervous or anxious. Or perhaps the idea sounds great, but you don’t know where to begin. (How are we supposed to make friends and find community as adults anyway?) Maybe you’ve been so burned by people in the past that you’ve written fellowship off completely. Or maybe you’ve gotten so comfortable without it that the risk and vulnerability it requires feels scary.

Wherever you are in your journey, know there is someone out there saying, me too. In your struggles with community, you are not alone.

We were made for one another.

Regardless of your experience—whether you’re hesitant to become involved or presently have a community of people you love and cherish—God made us for one another. Despite all our mess and brokenness, God’s Word encourages us to bear with one another, care for one another, forgive one another, and ultimately, love one another—commands that can only be lived out in community.

There’s no getting around it—we’re called as Christians to pursue relationships. They are beautiful and risky, wonderful and painful. And they are a gift from God. Seeking and engaging in community is an essential aspect in our pursuit of faithful living.

Are you seeking community?

If you’re searching for community or looking for ways to nurture the relationships you’re already in, we invite you to join us in our study Together: Union with Christ and Each Other.

In Part Three of our Faithful Living series, explore Scripture to understand God’s wisdom for living faithfully in community with one another. Along the way, you’ll discover where God’s Word intersects with our own lives so that we can apply it to our pursuit of community.

We hope you’ll join us as we embark on this journey… together.

[i] Paraphrased from Genesis 2:18.

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