Connect aka Belonging
"Just as love of God begins with listening to his word so the beginning of love for our brothers and sisters is learning to listen to them." | Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"For as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them." | Romans 12:4-6
Connection is giving meaning to membership and discovering the gifts of the people.
Connection helps the newcomer answer these questions: Where do I fit in? Can I make friends in this church? Is there room for me relationally? Does this church need me? Can I find a place to belong and serve? Am I safe here?