With Teaching, Growth, & Outreach comes Fellowship. Christians everywhere have a common bond – Christ. We have been washed in His blood. We have learned of Him, we have grown in Him and we desire to share Him with others. This bond keeps us strong and encourages us to keep learning and growing and reaching out. If, however we neglect this bond, over time that encouragement will fade and we will lose our desire to study and grow and share.
Temple Teens is a great place for fellowship. Fellowship is one of our greatest desires for the Temple Teens. Fellowship allows us to learn from each other’s mistakes, push each other on to greater things for God and rejoice in the victories that we have one for the glory of God.
This act of fellowship can clearly be seen in the early church in Acts 2:46 & 47; “And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” The early church understood the importance of fellowshipping with each other – they did it every day of the week! It kept them together as a group and moving in the same direction.
Although it is not feasible for the Temple Teens to meet every day of the week, we still have the fellowship that we need. Whether it’s hanging out and eating some ice cream after a Sunday Evening service to enjoying a great air hockey match on a Wednesday night to any of the great activities that we have, fellowship abounds.
Having fellowship and relationships causes more teens to want to come out to all that we do. This, then in turn, allows us to teach more teens about the Bible and how to effectively study it. This then leads to growth and the desire to reach out to others and draw them in to the fellowship. This is the pattern that we see in the Temple Teens and makes us the growing active group that we are.