Finding A Friend


I’ve been thinking a lot about connecting people and getting them plugged in for success.  See for the last few months we are trying to close the backdoor of our church; to narrow and cut down on the people that are leaving.  During this time my friend David Lermy has ben tasked with this job and we’ve been having some great conversations, but I keep coming back to one question: Why is it that the church is the one organization in America where participating people expect the organization to find them a friend?

Thinking about it, you don’t expect the gym to find you a friend. You don’t go to the movies and expect a friend match-up. You don’t go to college and expect the registrar to find an appropriately profiled friend. Right!?  But people expect it in the church.  Why is that?

Matt Knisely

Matt Knisely is an Emmy Award–winning visual storyteller, creative director, and author who loves telling stories of the extraordinary. Make sure you check out his book Framing Faith, it helps connect the seemingly unconnected, see the beauty right in front of us, and revealing how to be present in the moment.

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  1. Okay, now that is a really really good point. Need to think about it.

  2. Barby I just couldn't get past it. Maybe it's my wife's and my make up, but I'm really stuck on this one. I believe we need to help people assimilate to become more christ-like and provide opportunities for relationships, but not play match maker. Right?