Alyssa Young

Special Groups to Form at Your Church that Will Develop Community across the Ages

I have attended churches that offer little to no extra-curricular activities, so to speak. That drives me crazy! The people of the congregation walked through the church doors, sat with their friends and family, listened to a sermon, and left. Sure, there was some visiting before and after the service, but visitors, such as myself were overlooked and had no option of joining a group to get to know people. Alternatively, I have attended two…

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My Story: How Small Groups Got Me Connected with Other Church Members

I’ve been an introvert ever since I was a little girl. Thankfully, I’m no longer shy; just quiet and observant. When I was younger, it always took me a while to adjust to new people and new surroundings. Even so, once I spent enough time in new places, I could leave my comfort zone and be myself. Breaking free from shyness was always helped by times I got to interact with people in small groups,…

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Life at a Christian College: Ways to Get Involved in the Campus Community

After much internal conflict with deciding which college to attend, I came to the conclusion that a Christian college would best suit my interests regarding higher education. The first thing I noticed, even on a small campus, was that community is hard to join if I just sat back and watched. My suggestion: Find a place to get involved on campus As I am very introverted, it was difficult for me to jump into the…

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How the Enemy Attacks Christians and the Church Community

Ever since the beginning of the Church, close to 2000 years ago, Satan has used countless methods to break apart individuals and then the community of Christ followers around them. Even though time has moved along, I find that he uses the same methods with Christ followers now. 5 ways Satan tries to attack the church Satan tries to attack the church through the surrounding culture. Back in Paul’s time, Satan used Rome: their gods,…

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Adult Versus High School Retreats: How are they Different Anyway? Part 2

I’ve been on several retreats in the past 10 years of my life. I’d say roughly four in middle school, 8 in high school, and four as an adult. Each retreat had a different theme and provided fun team building activities that helped me to make friends and step outside my comfort zone. During my most recent retreat, I realized how similar it was to the ones I went on during middle school and high…

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  • Ephesians 2:10 August 13, 2020
    “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
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