You DO have the power to control things! Or at least, help improve. Example: my friend asked if I was involved with anything, and I replied, two online Bible studies, an online blog site, I’m in touch with friends through Facebook. And she was like No, I mean with actual people, that makes all the difference. Since there’s no fellowship groups or activities with people to in my age group, I thought that I should take initiative and prepare the Bible study for myself! So I created a study for the Young Professionals in their 30s and 40s. My
church needs a fellowship group for this age, everything else is oriented around parents of little ones or MOMs, Crumudgeons, or studies during the day for the retirees or the stay at home parents. There is nothing for youthful adults non affiliated in a specific “group,” granted, there many not be many people who fit into this category, but at least there is the acknowledgement that another population does exist. My husband and I were feeling fairly left out because we don’t have children, aren’t retired, and just don’t fit into a certain mold. So I did something about it. I organized a Bible study for my age group at the church. I have enough time to dedicate to lead, and feel that I am being called to do this. I received a degree in Therapeutic Recreation in college, and I can organize some therapeutic recreational programs for not only myself, but also for others who feel left out. And I will see MY name and MY contact information publicized along with this study; there’s something about that that feels good.
This is our blurb for information posted around the church, different groups websites, and given through emails.
Are you in your 30’s or 40’s and looking for a small group? We hope you’ll join us beginning on November 13 for a five week Advent Study entitled: “Travel the Highways of Advent: An Advent Study for Adults” by Stan Purdum. We will meet each Thursday for five weeks [Nov 13, 20, Dec 4, 11, and 18] from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Room 261. Please contact Matt and Danielle Karst for more information or to let us know you’ll be attending! firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-869-8894.