Each week, I want to share something I appreciate about my community of faith, the Belton Church of Christ located in Belton, TX. Each week, I will highlight one “bright spot” in my congregation.
Courage is the ability to do the right thing even when it is difficult.
I love my church because of the courageous people I know and love. David and Kristi are close friends. When we moved back to Belton Church of Christ, my wife and I started a LifeGroup with this couple. Our children play together and are all good friends. Over the past 18 months of co-leading LifeGroup we have grown together with them. Being friends with them has been a joy and is one of the easiest things I do.
David and Kristi live in Harker Heights, a city almost 20 miles from Belton. We have a large number of people in our faith community who live in Harker Heights and Killeen. Despite having a significant amount of people in these other communities we do not have any LifeGroups meeting in that community. People who want to connect in LifeGroups must drive to Belton or Temple to join groups. David and Kristi feel a burden for their community and for the the BCC families in west Bell County. Because of these passions they are leaving my LifeGroup and starting a new LifeGroup that will meet in their home. This will immediately provide a place for 12 people who are currently not connected to be connected in LifeGroups.
Tonight was the last time that David and Kristi are a part of the LifeGroup I have called home for a year and a half. There are so many reasons for this couple to stay with us. Our friendship, our comfort, the joys of seeing our children play together, our common interests in superhero movies (well, for David and me anyway), a common love for Christ and for God’s Word. Easy would be to stay with us. God’s mission calls for them to go and birth a new group. I love their courage to do the right thing even though it is hard.
How have you seen courage in your faith community?