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Better Together: Do You Feel the Power?

by Christa Foss on February 11, 2020

Years ago, when I was a brand-new employee at the Sheraton Hotel, they imbedded their guiding principle into me.

We Are Better Together. We believe in the power of people coming together and contributing to a larger whole.

If a hotel chain, where guests check in one day and check out the next, understands the importance and power of connection, then how much more should we, the church? We have a message that transforms lives! We hope people will stay, engage and invest instead of check in and check out week after week.

Connection Is Powerful

When we’re connected, the storms are easier to weather. When we’re connected, a large church feels smaller. We grow in faith together. When we’re connected, we’re not alone because we live in a community with relationships. We become family. We’re just better when we’re connected.

Connection is the difference-maker. It creates stickiness. In his book Fusion, Nelson Searcy writes, “Connection and relationships are the glue. Connections with the Body of Christ are the most effective adhesive for keeping your guests and your church bound together.”

Take Your Next Step and Be Connected at Berean

As Berean’s director of hospitality and connections, my heart’s desire is not only to make people feel welcome but also to make connections at Berean easy, automatic and accessible. Connection is the heartbeat of our faith family and without it, we can’t thrive the way we’re meant to.

That’s why we want to invite you to take your next step to be connected with the Berean faith family. Whether you just started attending Berean or you’re looking for new ways to connect, we have opportunities for you.

  • Complete the Be Connected card at a worship service or any time on the Berean app.
  • Attend a First Connection event the first weekend of every month.
  • Attend the Foundations Class when you’re ready to learn about membership and baptism.
  • Join a small group to build community, grow in faith, and serve together.
  • Attend a Sunday adult Bible fellowship group, Institute for Gospel Growth, or one of the Care support groups.
  • Join a team and serve together.

Connection. We’re made for it. We’re called to it. We’re better in it.

Let’s do this … together!

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another (Proverbs 27:17 NIV).

Tags: community, small groups, relationships, connection, better together

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