I have been in town for five years and at this church for going on three and I am just starting to feel like part of the church. I don’t think that has much to do with my involvement though.
Year one I went and attended a prayer meeting on Monday nights.
Year two I went and taught 3rd grade, went to Ladies’ Bible class, attended a small group, and worked with the church on Monday nights.
Year three I am going , teaching 4th grade, going to Ladies’ Bible class, attending a small group, working with the church on Monday nights, and involved with the missions’ committee. But I feel much more involved.
I think it is because R is also getting more involved and trying to make a difference there.