Alyssa Young

5 Reasons Taking Breaks from Community Settings Are Beneficial to You

Everyone always talks about the importance of spending time with others in the church community, and they are right. The body of Christ is a unit with countless functioning parts, so it is good for these members to grow with each other rather than grow in solitude. I even wrote a post about the negative effects of isolation <-Click here. Even though spending time with others in community settings is encouraged (and I have encouraged it…

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How a Job on Campus Got Me Connected with the School Community

For all four years of my college experience, I had a job on campus initially for the reason of convenience. I lived on campus for a year and a half and didn’t really have to leave during the week because I went to school there and had a job there. After I moved back home, I started to understand a new reason for wanted to secure a campus job. They all got me connected with…

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Value in Living in the Community Where You Do Service

Many people I grew up with and now go to school with participate in ministry, but they go home to a different location after they are finished. I was that way, as well. This was fueled by growing up in the suburbs. The church I went to up in Milford, Ohio would organize service projects every now and then, but there was nothing offered consistently. Also, there was nothing that people could invest their lives…

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5 Meet and Greet Activities that are Suitable for All Ages and will Draw People In

Have you ever walked into a place where everyone just stood around for an hour until the main event started? I have a few times, and it was very awkward for me especially since I am not outgoing, so starting conversations with people I do not know very well is a rare occurrence. At all of the best parties I have been to, there were several different things to do that would break the ice…

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5 Ways Communion Develops the Community of Christ Followers

I don’t know about you, but I have never taken communion while by myself. It has always been a part of the worship service where all those present partake together. The purpose of communion is to remember what Jesus did by dying on the cross. It is a way for us to proclaim his death until he comes, as instructed by Paul in 1 Corinthians chapter 11. Yes, we all partake of the cup and…

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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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