Monday, November 13, 2006

A Toast to Spiritual Health

From Dirk Plantinga's post on BCC's new Happy Hour:
Happy Hour is working. Last week I didn't hang around very long. But as I was walking through the concourse about 10:15, I noticed that there was quite a bit of fellowship taking place! That's just what we had in mind I thought.

This week, our Conexus group finished up at 10 and I was invited to take advantage of the buy one get one free coffee deal. Much of our group reconvened in the atrium and spent the next hour visiting. Happy hour is like attending a church health club. But it's strengthening your relationships, not your muscles . . .

I was asked during this time how I thought BCC was doing. And it turns out I'm not the only one that thinks BCC is better than ever despite the challenges we face. We're finding out what it means to be a church family; how family members lean on each other when times get tough and those relationships grow stronger.

Around the BCC Happy Hour table, The Jesus Creed comes to life. Here's how Scot McKnight expresses it:
"A spiritually formed person loves God by following Jesus and loving others.
As an expression of loving God and loving others, a spiritually formed person embraces the stories of others who love Jesus."
(The Jesus Creed by Scot McKnight)

From my viewpoint, BCC is better than ever. We need to share it now more than ever.


At 5:22 PM, Anonymous JJ said...

What a wonderful time we shared getting to know each other on a personal level.I am one of the ones whao has attended BCC since Bellvue Middle School and see great promise in God using all of us to glorify His name in a tremendous way in the community. The services since the split have been more spirit filled they they ever have been before.

At 7:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like anything in life, you get out of it, what you put into it. And if anyone comes to BCC and still feels like an "outsider", it's only because they haven't been willing to put ANY time or effort into getting to know people. BCC does a wonderful job
of welcoming, and encouraging folks. And what it does best is encouraging folks to take time,
make the effort, to get plugged in. Whether it be through serving as a volunteer in any capacity, or getting involved in a conexus group, or any of the different Bible studies, and/or the support groups - - there are so many ways to get to know people - - and that is when you truly will feel like you have a church family. The Info table is a great place to come if you need help and guidance to direct you to an area of your interest. Tim & I look forward to the fellowship every week, spending time with people who will always be our friends. The feeling of family and community has surpassed our wildest dreams! His Spirit is truly in this place !



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