Belief Beyond Boundaries
Having a healthy social life is one of the best ways a person can find fulfillment in their life. After the pandemic I have noticed rekindling relationships has been hard for many, but it isn’t just rekindling relationships that will bring fulfillment, rather establishing the right kind of relationships that will allow you to grow and flourish as a person. I’d like to share with you some ways today in which you can begin to re-establish a healthy social life:
Get Involved at Church
If you're not involved at church, aside from spiritual training, one of the main benefits you’ll find is the surprising number of opportunities available for those looking to grow their social circle. Oftentimes, churches will have a list of clubs or activities you can get involved with right away such as Bible studies, volunteer programs, event assistance, or evangelizing.
Volunteers are needed for many non-profit organizations. Think historical societies, zoos, community initiatives, and museums along with charities, churches, and assisting the unsheltered. Whatever your calling is, there is always help you can offer and along with that comes valuable relationships with others that have the same calling.
Join a Club
Whatever your passion is, chances are there is a club for that; anything from hiking to biking, cooking, camping, dancing, sports, and quilting. There are online resources such as meetup.com or Facebook Groups that can help link you up with others that share your interests.
Fulfill a Community Mission
Taking a look at your community, there may be something you would like to improve. Through organizing events, gathering like-minded people for a purpose, or joining council boards, you can make a difference in your community while also getting to know people in your neighborhood.
Start a Small–Group Gathering
With Facebook Groups, as mentioned above, you can find others with similar interests. If a gathering isn’t already organized by a group, you can connect with others in your area and invite them to your own small-group gathering. The objective should be to make your gathering something that is not complicated and easy to get going with a few others.
Start A Home Church
If sharing your faith with others is important to you and you feel that you may have a unique take on spirituality that could uniquely serve others, one possibility is starting a home church. By serving others in Christ, this will allow you to get to know others on a deeper and more satisfying level that is hard to beat with a larger congregational church. Feel free to get creative like taking turns bringing food, holding church in unique and fun spaces as well as having in-meeting discussions as a small group.
With so many options to find others who also share a heart for your passion, there is little reason not to get out and utilize your social skills. As a key factor of wellness, even though you may find it uncomfortable at first, you will undoubtedly over a short period of time begin feeling a sense of connectedness and shared purpose with others in whatever group you choose. If, however, it misses the mark, don’t be afraid to try something new until you find what speaks to you.