“What we have seen and heard, we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.” 1 John 1:3
At St. Paul Fellowship, we say we’re here to help as many people as possible to have:
- Fellowship with God, and
- Fellowship with others
Why do we say that?
In its simplest terms, fellowship is “walking with” another person. It’s sharing a common purpose, a common belief, a common destination. It’s the best kind of friendship. When you have fellowship with another person, you’re headed in the same direction. You’re helping each other along. You’re reaching your destination together. Most importantly, you share something at your core that binds you together with that other person no matter what you encounter along the road.
“Fellowship with God” means to “walk with God.” To have fellowship with God is to know Him – to love Him – to obey Him – to seek Him out – to serve Him. We’re all made to find our fullest joy in walking with God. We’re most alive when we walk with Him. At St. Paul Fellowship, we want to walk more closely with God, and we want to help you to walk with God.
“Fellowship with others” begins with a shared understanding that God has created all of us for deep relationships with Himself and others. Relationships can be messy – they can be hard – but we can’t have meaningful life without them. We’re created for friendship – we’re created for fellowship.
We value friendship at SPF, and we do everything we can to provide opportunities for great friendships to develop. But our goal is even deeper – our goal is fellowship with God, who gives us a deeper understanding of how to love others.