We have kicked off a 40 Day E-vent at Parkside called “The Flight of the Soul.” We are studying discipleship together, as we use a book Pastor Rodney wrote about his experience on sabbatical and training for a marathon. Don’t worry, we won’t be asked to run a marathon after the 40 days! The goal of this study is to dig deeper into our discipleship and the many ways that we can follow God with our mind, body, and soul. Join us for the E-vent, we still have room!
Last week, we focused on failure and discipleship, this week we turn to community. When to start to set goals for your life and following Jesus, you will fail. That’s inevitable. No one is perfect. One of the key lessons I learned from training for a marathon is that the support and encouragement of my family made all the difference. There were runs that didn’t go well. There were mornings when I didn’t want to run. There were times when I was struggling with injury. In all of these cases, and when the training was going perfect, my family was a crucial support system that carried me through it all. The Church with mentors and guides and accountability partners provides the same support system for our discipleship. Following Christ is never an individual “sport.” We need to have a community that helps carry us through the struggles and celebrates with us in our victories. Parkside can be that place for you, and if your searching for a loving, supportive community, join us. Parkside is a place where you will discover … you belong!