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The Fellowship of the Believers

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:42-47)

For anyone who thought SALT (Supper And Life Together) was an original idea of LWBC, it only takes a quick glance at the Bible to see that the concept of doing life together is not a new one. The apostles were the original SALT group, and they set a wonderful example of what a life of fellowship looks like.

Since it started more than two years ago, SALT has been fellowship-focused. In a nutshell, it is a school-year program for high school students whose goal is to share life together by providing a positive Christian environment in which they can connect and encourage one another in life and faith. Sound fancy? It’s not. It’s all the normal stuff… together.

Why is fellowship important? The entire Bible is filled with fellowship—fellowship with God and fellowship with other people. We can learn better and accomplish more as a group than we can as individuals, and it gives us a chance to love and grow with one another.
How do the students benefit from fellowship? Being in a “together” environment offers new perspectives, ideas, and thoughts, and sheds new light on what we are learning. They get to encourage one another during activities and conversations and grow in faith alongside their friends.

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How do we fellowship? As a group, we play games, have Bible study, discuss spiritual issues, serve the community, and spend time hanging out and catching up, getting to know one another better on a personal level. Last fall, we went through a book called Not A Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus and learned what it means to truly be a disciple of Christ, not just someone who sits on the sidelines and cheers Him on. This semester, we are learning from the book Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples because not only does Christ call us to follow Him, but He also calls us to make disciples so others can follow Him too. But we can’t do it alone!
SALT is about more than supper, a game, and a good book every Sunday. It’s about the midweek text to check in and encourage someone. It’s about showing up to a soccer game to cheer on your friend even if you have no idea who they’re playing. It’s about conversations in the car on the way home from the Sunday meeting. It’s about friends. It’s about challenge. It’s about building up.

But mostly, it’s about God. Because God never intended us to do it alone. Only as a faith community do we begin to see the fullness of God displayed, because in loving one another we are able to love Him more and as He teaches one of us, through sharing He teaches all of us. It’s a relationship with Him… together.

(For more information about SALT and to get connected, visit our Facebook page SALT at LWBC or email Becca Kregness at becca.kregness@gmail.com.)

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