Hi :) So I in college right now, and life is hectic. Schools out for summer, but this past semester I had two jobs and a few six hour classes. I also commute an hour to my school. In the midst of all that, it's been hard for me to get connected at my church. On top of that--I'm really shy about meeting new people. I have gone to my church for many years but it is really big which makes it hard to get connected, especially for introverts like me who are overwhelmed in big crowds of people. I feel God pulling my heart telling me to try to have fellowship with other believers, but the busy schedule and the nervousness of being the new person in the group is holding me back. I'm not sure if maybe I should try going to a new church that is smaller, so maybe I'll feel less overwhelmed and can't start out small? I've been struggling with this for a while, and am praying about it and seeking out what God plans for me. Any advice on this? Prayers are appreciated. Thank you.:)

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  • June 17, 2015

    I feel what you are doing through! I got to a really big church, and have been attending there for 7 years! It wasn't till about 2 years ago that I started getting more involved. And honestly, I just had to take the risk and get to know people, however the church gave me opportunity to do so. For me it meant, serving on Sunday mornings, getting into a small group, and attending church events. I would bring a friend along with me too though :) And once I got involved, it has been SO life-fulfilling! Remember that manyyyy people are in your same situation too. It may be uncomfortable at first, but if you find community, I promise that initial uncomfortable will be so so worth it! Things aren't alway better at smaller church. But just give it a chance if you have been back and forth about it, and if it's not for you, then you know you can move on :) And remember NO church is perfect, no person is perfect, but God is, and he is with you wherever you go!
    - Allison at A Girl Like Me