Fewer blog posts recently due to pressure of work!
At the Church Meeting earlier this week I asked, as a throw away question, how many people wished they had more friends in church. The answer, it appears, is almost everyone. If I had shown greater presence of mind I would have tried to get some feedback and ideas about how we could facilitate this, because it isn’t as easy as it looks.
The numbers of people in the church here mean that no one is ever going to get to know everyone else and the pressures of life mean that people struggle to find time for things. So it will not be easy. Yet while we have a variety of small groups including traditional home groups, men’s groups, prayer triplets and others there is a desire for more relationship building than simply being part of a small group and occasional social events.
So the question remains, ‘how do we help people to make more friends in church?’