Many of us have heard, or said, at one point in our lives the following phrases:
- “I know exactly what I want to be when I grow up!”
- “I have no earthly idea what I want to be when I grow up!”
- “I’m not sure what I want to be when I grow up!”
The term “become” is a fascinating word as it pertains to humanity. As people, we have used this term many times over, sometimes every day. Merriam-Webster defines the term become as:
- to come into existence; to come to be
- to undergo change or development
Merriam-Webster’s definition really brings out the beauty and essence of this term. In the Gospel of Mark chapter one verse seventeen, the author records some of Jesus’ first words at the beginning of His ministry, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men” (ESV).
Wow!! Jesus just used the word become. This word is an indication that following Jesus will be a journey. Not just any journey, but a journey with community. In context, this Greek word has the idea of forming or developing. As followers of Christ, Jesus said that He would make us become. That is a remarkable statement.
However, before we can become, we must first Belong. Biblical community is where people are welcomed and accepted. But not only that, the heart of becoming is encountering the Messiah, Jesus, in His Word. Growing together, enriching our lives through the Word of God as we encounter the living Savior together, is the heartbeat of our Connection Groups. We can become together!
If you are looking for a community to become a part of, I highly encourage you to join one of our groups. We have a list of groups at the Welcome Center desk. Please go by and pick one up and decide to connect with one today!
Learning and growing together is always better done in community!