Alyssa Young

How to Integrate Different Cultures and Backgrounds into Your Church Community

I attend a church with a variety of cultures and backgrounds, but I did not always attend a church like this. I used to attend a church of about 700 members who all lived in the suburbs, were all white, and were all family-oriented. This compared to my new place of attendance is quite different. My current church, Velocity Church, is home to Hispanics, African Americans, Caucasians, combinations of these. Most of the people are from the…

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How to Arrange the Seating in Your Church to Accommodate Community Settings

I have attended several churches during my short lifetime because of visiting friends, visiting relatives, playing piano for a few months, and visiting out of curiosity. All of these churches had one thing in common: their seating was arranged in rows. Now, I understand that that is the traditional way of seating people of a congregation, especially if the church is made of over a thousand people. All I want to offer is an alternative…

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3 Reasons Community Among Leaders in Your Church is Important

Who will encourage community growth but the leaders of your church? For that very reason, it is important for leaders of your church to make time for community with each other. 3 Reasons Why Leaders Should Experience Community Together 1. Church leaders should experience community together as to set an example of healthy community for the rest of the church As I stated above: if community is not important among the leaders of your church, how…

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Athletic Event Attendance Improves Relationships within a Group of People

You’re probably wondering why you love going to sports games. Could it be the excitement of the game? Could it be the seat you are watching the game from? Or could it be because of the people you are with? Ding, ding, ding! That is the answer! At least, that is when I will most likely attend games: when I am going with family or friends. I believe that groups who attend athletic events together…

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Recreational Activities Draw Church Members into a Community Setting

Many church events are Bible studies, retreats, or meals which are all great for getting people together. What I don’t see as much of these days is church communities getting together to play outdoor sports or other recreational activities. I will admit that youth groups incorporate recreational activities in their schedule, but the church at large should schedule these events, too! Even if the land your church is not cannot be used for recreational purposes,…

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  • Galatians 6:2 October 23, 2019
    “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
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