By Kristi Evans
Like many of you I sit in the pew on Sunday morning, I enjoy the sermon and am encouraged as I start my week, but as the week goes on the stuff of everyday life starts weighing me down. Whether it’s my day to day job at Purdue, the kids or even strength of the dollar versus the British Pound, these distractions start to drown out the promise the Jesus has for each of us. This is where the small groups I have participated in through Trinity have helped guide me on my journey.
This past winter I had the pleasure of hosting a small group supper club in my home. Once a month a group of women, many of whom have sat in the pews next to me for years, came together and developed friendships, beyond what we are able to during the church hour. We have met together, dined, participated in a bible study, shared our experiences, prayed and grown together as children of God. The bonds we form in the small group experience help us become a stronger church, so we are able to go beyond the walls of our buildings and share the promise with those outside our walls.
Church doesn’t only happen on Sunday, we have to find ways of experiencing church throughout the week. I encourage you to join a Trinity group and invite a coworker or friend. It’s only through growth in our relationships that we grow as Christians; growth in our relationship with God, growth in our relationships with one another and growth in relationship with our community.
Read Pastor Tracey’s sermon, “Travel Light” here.