One of the most desirable things about attending a church is being a part of the community. You'll often feel like a key member of the community long after the service on Sunday ends, and this can be a feeling that provides a profound sense of joy for many people. If you've opted to attend online church services instead of going to a church in person, you may encounter some initial struggles with feeling as though you're a member of the church community. Fortunately, there are several different ways that you can create this feeling.
Join Prayer Groups
Many online churches know that, for their members to get the most out of the experience, they need to feel like active members of the community. To this end, some of these churches will organize prayer groups that meet online at pre-arranged times. For example, you might get together with a handful of other people to enjoy a video chat in which you can discuss the service from the past week and how it has impacted your life. Even if the people on the video chat live hundreds or thousands of miles away from you, you may quickly develop a strong sense of community.
Take Part In A Message Board
It's possible that your online church has a message board page on its website that congregation members can use to converse with each other. It may even be possible that members of the clergy maintain active accounts on this message board and will chat with people from time to time. If you're the type of individual who prefers the written word over video chatting, creating an account on the message board and connecting with other members can be a good way to enhance your feelings of being a community member.
Organize A Local Meet-Up
Using the internet, you may be able to find what members of the church reside in your city. If you live in an area with a large population, there's a good chance some fellow church members may live closer to you than you realize. If it suits you, think about organizing a meet-up with these members. It could be a meal out at a local restaurant, an informal gathering such as a picnic at a local park, or some other type of engagement that will allow you to meet your peers and feel a sense of community with them.
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