Studies show that the first 10 days on your campus are pivotal in directing how your experience will be. The main reason: friendships. Who you hang out with will greatly impact the type of person you will become and the first 10 days of school are crucial in finding friends. Susan Alexander Yates, author, wife, mother and grandmother, joins us to share seven (7) key things to know and do as you prepare for a new school year.
We all know that a church is supposed to be a community. The trick is to actually make it one. Communities don’t happen by chance—certainly not in our Lone Ranger culture that values independence and individualism. A truly Christian community must be built by intentional practices that allow for deeper connections, centered on the unity that can only be found in Christ. In A Field Guide for Genuine Community, longtime pastor and discipleship trainer Ben Connelly tells us that the church isn’t meant to be a collection of strangers-- God intends for you to find a unified and purposeful household where you truly belong.
Susan Yates is a mom to five children (including a set of twins) and grandmother to 21 (including a set of quadruplets!). She has been married to her husband, John, for 50 years. They live in Falls Church, Virginia, a Washington D.C. suburb where John is the Senior Pastor of The Falls Church Anglican Church. She has written many books and speak on the subjects of marriage, parenting, faith issues, and women’s issues.
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Ben Connelly is Director of Equipping & Planting for the Soma Family of Churches and Saturate, and is currently co-planting Salt+Light Community. In addition to local shepherding, he gets to train everyday disciples, encourage churches and denominations, and help them plant churches. Ben has taught university and seminary classes, and holds degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and Baylor University. He lives in Fort Worth, TX, with his wife, Jessica, and their three elementary-age kids, and at times, short-term foster children as well.
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