I could make a strong argument that God established the church so we could build relationships with each other. I know, worshipping God, ministry, evangelism, and discipleship are very important. But, building relationships with other Christians is vital in our life.
Here are three ways you can get to know people at The Gathering House Church.
#1 - Linger in the Café Area after church.
When the service is over, don’t rush to the parking lot to get home. Take your time, talk to someone. Grab a cup of coffee and introduce yourself to someone you don’t know that well. If you have children in children’s ministry, talk to the other parents and the volunteers. They aren’t too busy to talk with you.
#2 - Join a Gathering group.
One of the best ways to “do life” with people is to join a small group. At the Gathering House, we call them gathering groups, it’s a place to develop strong relationships. Whether there’s 50, 500 or 5,000 people in a church service, it’s tough to talk about life on Sunday morning. So, these gathering groups meet in homes and some here at church throughout the week, they give you more time in a smaller group to connect with others. If you are not in a Gathering Group give one a try this week, and if it’s not right, you can try another one.
For a full list of Gathering groups, https://www.mygatheringhouse.org/gathering-groups
#3 - Join a volunteer team.
This is one of the best ways to get to know people. No matter your stage of life you are in, there’s a certain companionship from working together. There are a few ministry opportunities in the works, we will give you more information as we get them off the ground. We could also use some help on the upcoming Garland Winter Wonderland on Dec 15th. Serving at the Gathering House isn’t complicated, and it is a great way to meet others who attend the Gathering House.
These are just three ways you can meet people at the Gathering House and make church feel more like a family.