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8 Ways to Bring Your Church Community Closer Together

Sat, Feb. 11, 2017 Posted: 12:48 PM

A church community is an incredible thing. People brought together by faith and belief can do extraordinary things for one another. No one's alone, because everyone has the community and God. However, there are ways that you can bring your community even closer together. To try and help you form tighter bonds with people, we’re going to look at these methods here and now.

Form A Club For The Younger Members

A big problem with a lot of church communities is that the kids and younger children in the community often feel like they’re not really a part of it. If you want to develop a community which is close and tight knit, you need to make sure people feel like they belong, and that includes the little ones. A lot of places therefore take the time to make a club for the children to join, teaching them about God but also helping to include them in the community.

Create a Newsletter

The newsletter is a very powerful resource, and one which will aid in bringing people together. There’s nothing which inspires a sense of connectivity like a weekly update on what’s going on with the church and also the lives of its members. It’s a great way to bring people closer together at the same time as conveying information.

Weekly Texts

It’s the age of modern technology, so we might as well use it. A weekly texting service is simple enough. You just allow people to text in each week with their prayers and thoughts, and then send them all back to everyone at the end of the week. It means that everyone stays connected.

Develop A Volunteer Care System

Helping others enriches the soul. That’s the theory for a lot of people anyway. A care system is something that’s employed at all kinds of different levels. For example, Freedom Care NY places a high degree of importance in a trusting and familiar relationship with the care giver, and they’re not wrong. Working together to help the more vulnerable or aging members of the church community will definitely make everyone closer. Alex Smith, CEO of Freedom Care NY, considers this kind of approach to be the best way to deliver a good standard of care while also affording a sense of familiarity and warmth to the individual who needs a bit of aid.

Host Events

One of the most important ways for people to come together is to host an event which gets everyone involved. From the planning of the event to the actual implementation, there’s a lot of different things that require everyone to pitch in. You can do things like a bake sale, a social event, or all kinds of others things besides. Whatever you decide to do, the important thing is that you take the time to make sure everyone comes together. It’s a great way to form relationships with people and a chance to socialise.

Blog It

A really good way to create a sense of connectivity and togetherness is to publish a blog. It’s the age of technology, and it would be a great shame to not utilise the technology in the best possible way. There’s a lot of advantages to blogging. You can tell a story or impart a message, but most importantly you can bring people together. A blog provides people something to talk about and discuss, and this will allow people to connect and come together in new and exciting ways.

Be The Change You Want To See

When it comes to trying to bring a community closer together, sometimes you have to be the kind of change that you want to see in the world. Perhaps you make it your goal to greet everyone at the door. Maybe you make a point to socialise with as many people as possible after the service is over. You might make a Facebook group for people who go to your church. Whatever your preference, you might find that you’ll encourage more of an atmosphere of togetherness and closeness among the people who go to church with you. It’s just important that you make the time to socialise with everyone you come across, because it’s important to be the kind of change that you want to see in the community.

Celebrate The Individual Person

When you’re trying to promote an atmosphere of closeness and togetherness, it’s really important not to lose sight of the individual person. No one wants to feel like they’re part of a faceless mass. So when someone has a birthday or an achievement, it’s a good idea to celebrate that. Make them feel like everyone’s looking out for them and that they really do matter. This will really help them to feel like they matter and that there’s a very close knit atmosphere in place. It’s important to create this atmosphere for everyone, because you’ll be making the best possible community for people to feel accepted into.

Overall, these are some of the best possible ways in which you can experience a very close and together church community. This kind of atmosphere is one which everyone should cultivate if at all possible. This is because it’s so important that everyone has a place where they can feel welcomed and accepted. A church is a great place to do this. You’re all together anyway, brought into one room because of a love of God. As people who all believe the same thing, why shouldn’t you develop long lasting relationships? A sense of community is a miraculous thing. You have people who understand you as a person. They know that you’re just trying to do the best you can, because they are too. And thankfully, you can make it a tighter community. These kind of things will all help in promoting an atmosphere of trust and familiarity. That’s the best kind of atmosphere to have when you’re in a church environment, so it’s well worth taking the time to cultivate.

Emelie Hyde