3 Reasons Why You Should Join A Delight Summer Group!

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Summer can look very different for many of us. For some, we can't wait for the sunshine and catching up with old friends, for others we would rather stay in school and avoid going home for three months. Maybe you have exciting vacation plans, or your only exciting plans are you, your pillow and watching the latest episode of New Girl. Or more importantly maybe, you don't have a good Christ-centered community to go back home to for the summer. 

Summer is all types of things for us, and with the break in between semesters it can also create a gap between you and your personal relationship with Jesus. Without the accountability of others pushing us towards Jesus every day it can become hard to stay growing, learning and reaching towards God. So what's the solution to this? Easy answer: JOIN A DELIGHT SUMMER SERIES GROUP!! 

You  might be wondering, why? So let me give you three simple reasons as to why you should find a group to join this summer. 

1. Community:

"How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!" Psalm 133:1 NIV

Maybe you're going through what I've experienced since being home. Everyone you were friends with before college, have changed a lot...including yourself. This can be such a bitter sweet feeling. I know that God has grown me so much this past year, but it feels as if there is no one here I can share that with anymore. By joining a Delight group this summer you are going to be able to meet, connect and create a safe community of transparency, accountability, encouragement, joy and love through pushing each other to Jesus. 

Even if past friendships are different, that doesn't mean you can't go out and meet new people who are going to be just as excited as you are about what God is doing in your life, and want to be there to help you every step of the way. 

2. Accountability 

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20 | NIV

Let's be honest for a second, summer isn't always sun filled days at the beach or getting ice cream with your closest friends. Life still happens during summer, which means there will most likely be some not-so-good days, and times when you just need a shoulder to cry on. 

Finding a Delight group will provide you a safe place to be honest and vulnerable about what's going on in your life. Whether you just need someone to cry to, need prayer or need to be reminded of who you are through Christ, you will find that with your Delight group. Part of having a strong community, is having accountability. And I can guarantee you that your group of girls will welcome you with open, and safe arms to love, encourage and keep you accountable during this time. 

3. Christ Centered Encouragement 

"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matthew 6:33

Summer is the best time to focus on yourself, before life gets crazy with school again. This summer I am focusing on me,  myself and God! Taking this time to let Him shape me and my heart for the next season of life. Through Delight Small groups you will be able to grow, learn and stretch yourself spiritually, mentally and emotionally alongside other strong women. 

You will be reminded of God's promises over your life, who you are through him and be encouraged to let God form you to be the best possible version of you. I don't know about you but that sounds too good to pass down. 

Girls go find yourself a Delight group to join today!! I promise this is going to be such a beautiful journey, and God is going to grow us all so much. If you're going to be home all summer find a local group to join, or if you're traveling or there isn't one in your city find an online group to join! Just scroll up to the top of our page, click Get involved, and then Join a Summer Group! 

Let's make this the best possible summer! 

XOXO,

Heather King // @heathraelynn