Everybody has a life story that includes significant events, milestones, and influential people. One person’s story could be described as smooth sailing, while others might say their life is characterized by challenge after challenge or even tragedy. Some people have a memorable childhood; some just want to forget thiers. All of our lives are affected by family, friends, and religious practices, the lack thereof, or other life experiences.
The Bible is very clear that as a Partner of a local church, we are called to more connection with one another, not less. That is scary. The faith of the Bible is deeply personal, but never fully private. We are here for you. And hopefully, you are here for us. We all live in a broken world. We will mess up. We may even fail you. But, by grace, we will strive together to love, forgive, support, and build one another up into maturity. God designed life so we would need one another.