Never in the history of civilization have we been more connected and yet felt more alone – but it doesn’t have to be this way. There is a way to live less alone. It is possible to live life intimately connected to other people. And, while the ache of loneliness is real, it doesn't have to be your reality.
In the Find Your People Online Bible Study, join Jennie Allen as we learn, step by step, how to build genuine and authentic community with those around us. Together, we'll learn that God's vision for community is more than just a desire to find friends or become less lonely, but it's how we were built by God.
In the very beginning, God established a perfect community that we can work to reclaim here and now. These five things – proximity, transparency, accountability, purpose, and consistency - will be our goals in our time together. And we’ll talk about what keeps us from them—and how we can fight together to get them back. Thriving, fruitful community was God’s original plan for humankind.... and it’s time to reclaim that vision. It's time to find your people.
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How do I make friends as an adult? Of all the struggles we go through, this is the one that comes back over and over again because, let’s face it: we’ve all felt that loneliness. Especially living in our spread-out world, which seems tailor-made for isolation and individualism. We’re wondering: How do I get deep with someone? How do I build trust with someone? Why is finding and keeping my people so difficult?
And the kicker: Why do I live lonely?
It’s a question that hurts to ask, because so many of us would answer that question with, There’s something wrong with me. I must be defective. Or, Because it’s the only safe way.
But listen. It’s not just you. This secret hurt and frustration is not so secret anymore. In this study, we’re going to shine God’s light on this place where we might otherwise remain in the dark—sad and isolated and missing out. We’ll seek out His plan for thriving instead of settling for surface and shallow.
But first I want you to know: You’re not alone in feeling alone.
There is a way to live life less alone. There is. It costs something, sometimes more than most are willing to pay. But it’s worth it; it’s doable; it’s possible. Stick with me.
My dream for you, God’s plan for you, is to build a culture of community in every part of your life. Sure, it’s a risk. But if you feel that ache for connection, you’re in the right place. Will you join me?
Bible teacher, author, and founder of IF: Gathering
Jennie Allen is the New York Times bestselling author of Find Your People as well as previous books and studies: Get Out of Your Head, Nothing to Prove, Anything, Restless, Chase, and Stuck. The founder and visionary of IF:Gathering, she is a passionate leader following God's call on her life to catalyze a generation of women to live what they believe.
Jennie has a master's in Biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Zac and their four children.
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