MM120: Finding Family

by Andrew Stroud

The Bible describes church as family. So why do so few of us experience it that way? And what can we do about?

The good news is, there’s a lot we can do about it! And it starts with how we commit ourselves.

So over the next 3 videos I’m going to share 3 ways you can commit yourself that will help you begin to experience church as family.

And the first is this: define who your church family is. Who are the people, the believers in the local area, that God wants you to be family with?

You know, it’s crazy. We’ll commit to almost anything but this. We’ll commit to doctrines, to denominations, to Sunday services.

But committing to church is not a matter of finding a service you like and showing up every Sunday to sit, to sing and to listen.

Figure out the who of church. What relationships do you need to commit to? Write down their names. And then start learning how to be family together.

Scripture: John 13.20; Romans 12.10-11

Andrew has a passion for discipleship and disciple-making and has trained leaders for the kingdom who are living and sharing their faith around the world. He loves being outdoors and enjoys reading, writing, and running. He and his family live in San Diego, CA.

Hey there,
we need your support!

Enjoy the article?

Our team is working hard every week to produce fresh articles, podcasts, and practical resources to build your faith.

If you value what we’re doing, would you consider joining our support team by becoming a monthly giving partner?

Donate to
Into The Harvest

Support us with a direct donation using the easy form here below. Please also be sure to confirm if you would like to make the donation daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually.

Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.

Donation Total: $50.00 One Time

Donation Help

Please accept our sincerest thank you for helping us with your donation issues.

Any details you can provide with the below form will be very helpful while we troubleshoot your problem and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

  • Please help us provide any information you can about the donation you were trying to make. For instance, the amount, payment method, recurring/non-recurring, and anything else you may have seen.
  • Please attach any screenshots of the error you have here, these are really helpful for our development team :-)
    Max. file size: 5 MB.


The A.C.T.I.O.N. Plan will help you move from wanting to make disciples to taking real world action in just 6 steps.