Loving Our Neighbor
The second part of Jesus' Great Commandment is to love our neighbor as ourself. What does that mean? We like to define it in terms of the "each other's" of the New Testament. For instance, the New Testament tells us to love one another (1John 4:7), to bear with each other and forgive one another (Colossians 3:13), to encourage one another (Hebrews 10:25), along with a list of others. The question is, how do we live those commands out?
We do that by living life together. By knowing each other well enough that we know how to pray for each other. By having to forgive each other once in a while. By celebrating life's joys standing together in times of sorrow.
While those relationships can develop in any number of settings, we encourage everyone to join a small group. We define a small group as 10 or so people who gather together at least twice a month for study, fellowship and support, and ministry together. While all groups are somewhat different, all of them have those three elements at some level. Some groups form around common interests (hunting/fishing), common location, common place in life, or common schedule. If you would like help finding a group, please contact Pastor Mike at email@example.com. We would love to help you find a place to connect.