A Desire to Belong

People everywhere are looking to belong. They want to belong with a community of people that love them and that they can love. This sense of longing to belong was birthed in the creation of the world. God himself is a triune God—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit—yet He is one. He has perfect community and fellowship in and with himself. When God created the heavens and the earth, he created mankind in his image. Community is one of those characteristics that mankind desires. We long for community with God and with others because we were created in the image of God.

We all try to fulfill this sense of belonging with other people, groups, and all kinds of other things. Unfortunately, each of those leave us wanting to belong even more. We feel it when special events end, friendships wane, and family relationships strain or even break. But Augustine was right: our souls are restless until they find their rest in God. Our sense of belonging can only be satisfied in our Creator. He made us for perfect fellowship with him, but we responded in sin and rebellion. Only through faith in Christ can the payment for sin be made and fellowship with God be restored. Until that happens, we will continue to yearn for community and seek to find it in everything else but God.

Community at The Fields

Knowing this, it is our desire to foster community with God and with those who have found fellowship in him. Because we have been reconciled with God in Christ, all of us who are in Christ are reconciled to one another (2 Corinthians 5:18-20). We gather on Sunday mornings to worship God and fellowship with one another. Our discipleship groups meet in homes throughout the week and are designed to be on mission with God in our city while building community with one another along the way. Members gather even more for Members' Meetings for prayer, worship, and the Lord's Supper.