For many people, unless you live in a highly Christian community, it can be very difficult to find friends that you can share your ideals with. People are often turned off by how much we value our religion and how important it is that we raise our children with the same Christian values that our parents bestowed upon us. When your children reach an age where they want to start playing with friends and going over to their houses, it can be a very scary time.
I have gone through this phase already with my oldest and my younger son will be right around that age in the blink of an eye. How can I, as a devoted Christian mother, allow my children to go to the houses of strangers? There is no telling what kind of sick behavior these people are into when they are not raised with Christian values there for them as a morality barometer? This is why joining a Christian fellowship is so important, especially if you have young ones at home. Here are just a few of the reasons why joining a Christian fellowship is a must.
1. Meeting others – Being a Christian in a town where not everybody shares your love for God is not easy. Joining a Christian fellowship will introduce you to the people in your area that are also Christian. It is considered to be rude if you simply walk around asking people if they are Christian or not (for some reason), but at a Christian fellowship meeting, you can be sure that everybody there has God in their heart.
2. For the kids – You do not want to lock your children up in your house. I don’t know about you, but even I need a break from them sometimes! The people that you will meet at a Christian fellowship meeting are likely to have kids as well, and they are just as anxious as you are to find friends for their little ones that have responsible parents. From my personal experience, there is not much to worry about when you are dealing with Christian morality.
3. Learn more – A common activity that is practiced in a Christian fellowship is Bible study. You and your friends can read aloud and discuss the passages of the Bible, and everyone will be learning more in the process. Also, in a Christian fellowship people tend to share their own stories. They explain the hardships and tough times that they went through and how God held their hand every step of the way. Hearing this type of story from a Christian is definitely a learning experience.
Just thinking about my own Christian fellowship is filling me with joy right now and it is making me think, “Wow, being a Christian certainly does have its perks”. If you are a Christian and you are trying to meet other people and find lifelong friends, then join a Christian fellowship as soon as you can.