Good friendships are critical to enjoying close fellowship as Christians. Among teens the overuse of technology, a fear of being vulnerable, and other cultural trends make it especially hard for them to connect deeply.
This month Shane Coulter will be leading a workshop for high schoolers called "Real Friends: Building Real Friendships." He'll talk about how to develop deep friendships, particularly in their home church, and why it's important. He says he and other high school home church leaders see the lack of deep friendships as one of the main obstacles to winning more teens to a committed walk with God, and to teens enjoying their relationship with God.
It's specifically for teens who consider themselves to be workers in their home church, to help them succeed in their friendships and lead the way for others. Shane says they hope to give students who are engaged with their group a vision for how God can use them more effectively, as they become better friends.
The workshop is Saturday, February 24th from 12:00-2:00 pm at the 4th Street Cafe (1934 N. 4th Street, 43201). It's $2, and there will be pizza! If you have questions, contact Shane Coulter at firstname.lastname@example.org.