5 REASONS TO GET PLANTED IN A GREAT LOCAL CHURCH – PS. ROY TODD
At the Junction Church Loughborough, we are blessed with loads of incredible students. I’ve been personally inspired to watch them get planted into the life of the church.
What has also been an absolute pleasure is to see those same students go on to flourish with great degrees and subsequently, great career opportunities too. The Bible really means what it says in Psalm 92:3 ‘Planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God’.
So why is it good for students to get planted into a great local church? Here’s 5 reasons…
1) Because we all need a spiritual home
We’ve really worked to make the Junction Church in Loughborough a safe place for university students. No-matter what kind of week you’re having, it’s always good to know that there’s a place you can come where you can receive encouragement, prayer or just hang out. Church is family. Like any family, we’re not perfect. But the heart of everything we do is based on love.
2) Getting planted will help you succeed
Truth is…we only ever grow according to the size of our surroundings. At the Junction Church in Loughborough, we want to create an environment that’s positive, upbeat, encouraging and faith-filled – a place where students can faith grow from strength to strength. Our heart is to see you become the brilliant YOU that God has designed you to be.
3) Getting planted will feed you with inspiration
Church isn’t about buildings, right? It’s a community of people from all walks of life. At the Junction Church in Loughborough, there are over 20 nationalities represented. These people are united on a journey of faith. They’re down to earth and fun – and they have inspiring stories to tell. Get around them for a while, and it doesn’t take long to catch some of their inspiration. Among the regular events we put on are weekly life groups. These happen on mid-week nights… and they are fantastic!! Life groups are a great way of getting to know people better…and receive lots of inspiration. We host life groups that are just a few minutes walk from the university. You can get more details when you visit us.
4) Getting planted will help you be fulfilled
The happiest, most fulfilled people in life are those who life for a cause that is bigger than themselves. At the Junction Church, we’re passionate about making a difference and seeing other people’s lives positively transformed by God’s good news. It would be great for you to get on board from the start.
5) Get planted because the local church is the hope of the world
God’s number one agenda remains his Church. Jesus said ‘I will build my Church’. His Church is made up of lots of local churches – of which The Junction Church in Loughborough is one. Bill Hybels once said ‘The local church is the hope of the world’. By getting connected into the Junction Church, you’re getting connected in to God’s agenda. The potential is endless.