Stories of strengthening connections to church

Church is more than just a place we go—it provides structure for us to support one another and the local community. What that support looks like will be unique in every church community. Here are a few stories from people who are discovering the value of church. 

Strengthening connections to church

United in gratitude

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Waverley, Australia

A desire to help the Sunday School and church feel united grew into a gratitude meeting hosted by the Sunday School students.

Learning to serve church

Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

To help their Sunday School students understand the various roles of branch church membership, Second Church, Kinshasa, created an “internship program” that allowed Sunday School students to participate in various committees, such as the music or usher committee.

When I think about church...

Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago

How we decide to actively participate in branch church work may look different for every individual. Hear how Seamus has seen his work for church prepare him to respond to needs in his own life. And how instead of being a burden or task, it feels like an opportunity to benefit and bless others.

What are you learning in your church community?