How to get More Involved With Your Church Community

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We have had a few new faces at our church recently – and, as ever, they have been welcomed with open arms. However, it got me thinking about how hard it might be to move to a new area and get more involved with a new community. So, I got my thinking cap on and sketched out a few ideas for anyone who might be in that situation. If you have any more tips, I would love to hear them, so feel free to share!

Offer to work

All churches rely on their congregations and communities to help out – so offering your services is a great way to get involved quickly. Think about your skills and how they can help. If you have a friendly face and are great with people, you could try ushering or door greeting. If you work in marketing, you could help your church with some awesome ideas of how to spread the Word. Or, you could offer yourself up to repair things if you are handy with a bag of tools.

Get involved with music

If you can sing or play an instrument, then join the choir or church band. It’s a lot of fun, and you will meet a lot of people with similar interests. Not every church has a choir or band, of course. But, if this applies to your new place of worship, why not think about starting one? Sometimes, people just need someone to take the reins and make things happen – and that person could be you!

Start a fundraiser

Another way to ingratiate yourself with a church community is to start raising funds. Again, it’s a great way to meet people, and your church will benefit a lot from your efforts. Check out my post on fundraising for schools – you can apply similar ideas to church fundraising, too.

Accept invitations

It can be tough for some people to move into a new area – particularly if you are shy. But, friendly places will always offer invitations to dinner or events, and it’s important you make an effort. Don’t let your shyness hold you back, and get out there and meet people when the offers are on the table! It will also give you the opportunity to return the favor, and you will start to make some long lasting relationships.

Find out what’s going on

Make sure you know what’s going on at the church and attend everything you can. There will be fundraisers, reading groups, trips out to a C

hristian retreat center, and all kinds of other things. The more you do, the more people you will meet. And, the quicker you will find yourself at the center of your church’s activities.

Start a group

Church communities are excellent places to explore your interests at a deeper level. And, there’s a good chance that others will feel the same way you do about your favorite subject. Just pick a topic you love and put the word out in your church bulletin. Find someone to help organize the group, and away you go!

So, there you have it – some great ideas for those of you who are moving to a new area. I hope you can take something from his post, and wish you all the best in your new home!

The IE Mommy

The IE Mommy

I am a stay at home mom of three; ages 7, 6 and 1! I love doing product reviews and finding the best things to use for my family. Reading and writing have always been my passions so this allows me to incorporate them with the things that mean the most to me!
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Comments

  1. I think one of the most important ways to get more involved in church is to meet the people you go to church with. The more people you know the easier it will be to get involved in all of the church activities. It gives you an excuse to meet all of your friends and hang out. However, I find it really hard to break the ice and don’t get many dinner invitations. How do you build up the courage to be the person to invite people to dinner?

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