About six months ago, I felt worn slap out. I had a lot on my plate, and I started looking for what needed to go. One of the areas that I took a long look at was my involvement in a women’s Life Group at our church, the Connections Class.
When several of us started the class years ago, we were filled with vision and excitement. A multi-aged women’s class seemed like just what our church needed. It was an unfilled niche, and I dreamed of God using our class to build a culture of mentoring. The class has been wonderful and is a group of women I love. However, years later, I had lost steam, so I was praying through what I should do next.
Just when I thought it was time to hang up my teacher hat, God breathed fresh life into our class. We worked together on a re-launch including sending out over 100 invitations to women in our church without a Life Group and to visitors. We planned a party to open up our circle.
Over 20 women came to our Soak-In-Summer Social, and many have joined our group permanently. It has been a breath of fresh air to have new friends with us every week along with the established friendships in the group! Attendence was a little sparse because of end-of-summer vacation time, but here’s a pic of our group last Sunday.
I’d love to follow up along with encouragement from today’s devotion with a “Welcome to My World” giveaway so you can open your circle too! Just leave a comment with an idea you have to invite other people into your circle, or if you’re busy, just leave the word “Welcome!”
Here’s what you could win:
Plates, cups and napkins
A $10 Starbucks gift card to invite a new friend to coffee
You could use your supplies for a little neighborhood dessert get together, a sandwich lunch for new friends at work or any gathering you can dream up! I’d love to challenge everyone to welcome someone new into your world this month.
Also, congratulations to these winners of The Best Yes giveaway:
Sherri M. 10:14 am 8.13.14
Jennifer O. 10:13 pm 8.13.14
Kim G. 10.17 pm 8.13.14
Janice 10:19 am 8.14.14
Jenny 11:27 pm 8.14.14