“I love my group. They are helping me through an extremely hard time right now with a lot of prayers and support. I have been with this group since coming to The Point & I wouldn’t trade them for the world.” – Jenny F.
The end of summer brings wonderful opportunities for new beginnings – new school schedules, new classes with new teachers and friendships, new UVA sports activities, new fall projects around the house, and new outdoor adventures with cooler weather. Along with everything else, one of the opportunities for new beginnings includes joining a Group at The Point.
But sometimes our fears make us uncertain if joining a Group at The Point is the right thing for us. So let me debunk 3 common myths I regularly hear:
Myth #1 – I have to know more about the Bible before I join a Group.
I hear this frequently and it’s understandable, but I promise you that everyone in the Group is learning, and no one knows everything about the Bible. You’d be surprised how much common ground you have with others who are exploring the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Myth #2 – I have to be extroverted to join a Group.
I know it can be terrifying to gather in a living room with a bunch of strangers to discuss life and spirituality. However, introverts bring great dynamics to group life just as much as extroverts. Notice this quote by Andy Stanley, “Sheep are never attacked in herds, they are attacked when isolated from the flock.“ Let’s not allow real fears to prevent us from Christian community.
Myth #3 – I need to get my life in order before I join a Group.
I recognize the instinctive desire to clean up a mess before joining a Group. We naturally feel the inadequacy to join a Group for various reasons, such as being stuck in an unhealthy habit, and we fear what others think of us. I know those thoughts go through our minds, but I assure you that our Groups are a safe place. Our Group Leaders have been where you’ve been, if not worse. In fact, God’s redemptive story is written all over the lives of our Group Leaders, and if you’re feeling that you need to get your life in order first, let me encourage you to join a group and hear your leader’s story.
Don’t let those myths prevent you from a new beginning with a Group this fall!
So how do you join a Group?
On Sundays, you can visit Connection Point and our volunteers will help you find the right Group. Or you can view the list of Groups by CLICKING HERE.