I’m Alicia Hunter, one of your study leaders. I’d love to invite you to my house for a cup of coffee or tea. We’d sit around my dining room table and talk while we nibble on snacks or eat a meal. We’d swap stories of family and faith, crying one moment, laughing the next, but enjoying every second.
Spending time with my friends and family encourages me and helps me stay connected. Unfortunately, my busy schedule (and COVID-19) keeps me from doing this as often as I’d like. Thankfully, P31 OBS fills my longing for community. When I chat with others here, I feel like I’m sharing a cup of coffee with a friend at my table.
How about you? Are you longing for “table time”? Are you longing for community?
Our blog comment section may be the perfect place for you! Watch for the “Let’s Chat” question in each blog post. They’re designed to get the discussion started. Share your answer, then read and respond to others. That’s how we build community! We have a dedicated team of women ready to connect with you, too! But don’t take my word for it; here’s what OBSer Pam had to say:
“There have been a couple of times that other women have responded to me [on the blog] with support, or the P31 group has given me encouragement, which makes you feel that you are not alone with your struggles!”
You may also be longing to dig a little deeper in your study. If so, you might consider joining our Facebook Community Group. It’s open to any woman 18 years or older and is a place for more in depth conversation. This group includes trained leaders who are ready to engage and encourage you and other women from all over the world.
Here’s what OBSer Laurie said about her experience:
“I’m a new Christian, and I’m still reading the Bible cover to cover. Being a part of this community has helped me immensely. It’s helped me understand what I’ve read and grasp concepts that I didn’t quite understand while reading on my own. I’m grateful for this group as I’ve grown closer in my faith than I could have imagined in the short time I’ve been with y’all. The support here is amazing, and I never feel ashamed to ask questions or to speak from my heart.”
JOIN THE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY GROUP
There’s plenty of room at the table! Will you join us in community? Study starts September 7!
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Let’s get started in community now by sharing a bit about ourselves and replying to a few others. Remember, this is your community, too; you’ll get what you put into it.
Comment today for a chance to win our study guide! Three winners will be randomly selected and notified tomorrow via a reply to their comment on this blog.
Your Questions Answered!
In the last two blog posts, we asked what questions you have about the study. You’ve been asking, and now P31 OBS Manager Kendra Schwarz and Senior Director of P31 OBS and First 5 Melissa Taylor are joining us via video to answer. Check it out.