7 Steps to community
By Chrystan Ferrell
Our world is suffering from a loneliness epidemic. You don’t have to look too far to see it, sometimes all you have to do is look in the mirror. A recent online report stated that 72% of women report being lonely, 72% percent! This truly is an epidemic of our time. And how do you cure an epidemic? You find a vaccine and you give it out to the masses one dose at a time.
What’s the cure to loneliness? Jesus. Jesus is our cure. So how do we give out Jesus to the masses? We live like Jesus. Jesus lived life with the people- all the people. He was there. Loving them. Listening to them. Doing life with them.
7 Steps will help you begin to take your own steps in building a lifestyle of prayer and community. With each step, you will find a challenging word based on God’s word, a personal community challenge for you and a prayer for your journey.
Here are the steps we will take in this study:
Step 1: Be Awkward- Matthew 4:12-25
Step 2: Be Vulnerable- John 18:1-11
Step 3: Be Hospitable- Hebrews 13:1-2
Step 4: Be Willing- Romans 12
Step 5: Be Brave- 2 Timothy 1:7
Step 6: Be Bold- Hebrews 10: 19-25
Step 7: Be The Change- Colossians 3:12-17