In Good Company
Do you know what was on the “most talked about” list after the ProvenWay Austin Leaders Retreat? “Loved the fellowship with other spiritual leaders and new friendships made.” The “wonderful speakers”, “amazing worship”, and “excellent breakouts” also made the list, but I loved the fact that community (fellowship) was a stand out. We worked hard to create that kind of atmosphere.
Acts 2:42 says “And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles teaching, and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.” That is what community looks like, my friend. To set ourselves up in the best possible way to accomplish God’s will for our lives, we must follow the example Paul gives in this verse. And look what happens next in verse 43: “And everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many signs and wonders were taking place…”. Don’t know about you, but that gives me goose bumps!
So how do you do/find community? First, you need to recognize your need for it (it’s Biblical – that’s good enough for me!). Then, you need to be intentional about it – build it into your life because it seldom just happens. To borrow some words from Experiencing God, find out where other like-minded leaders are and join them. Want a jumpstart? Attend the ProvenWay Dallas Leaders Retreat this weekend, and find out about other offerings to keep you in good company. It’s really no fun to lead alone.