Sunday, October 18, 2015

Day 17: Find Your Tribe Part Three

So far we have discussed different aspects of finding our Tribe.  We have defined a Tribe as a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea (Seth Godin). 

We’ve established that it may take a while to FIND OUR TRIBE.
That it will get messy.
And, that it will be WORTH IT!

We have discovered several components to “Finding Our Tribe” by being the Tribe member we want; creating opportunities for our Tribe to get together; and saying {Yes} to other’s invitations.

We know as well that we were created for community and being a part of a Tribe will help us “do community” well.

God put us on this earth to affect people’s lives in a positive way.  Like Jesus, we are here to effect change and to be a role model in the communities that God has placed us in.

So how do we do this well? 

The bottom line is that we have to be around other people.  We can’t do community and stay isolated.  We have to get off the couch and get into other people’s lives.  As the Bible says in Romans 12:13, in The Message, "Help Needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality."  

Here are some practical and “inventive” ways to gather people together to do community.  And while you are doing community you will find more people to add to your Tribe.

Invite one couple over for dinner.  Make it casual, like having pizzas on the grill with a small salad. 
Invite several couples out to try a new restaurant in your local area.
Invite one girlfriend out to run errands together and enjoy a cup of coffee before or after.
Invite a couple girlfriends to go shopping at a local Artisan Market and do lunch afterwards.
Invite several girlfriends over for a tea party.  Or make a craft together – like Thanksgiving cards.
Invite several girlfriends to an out-of-town women’s conference or retreat.
Volunteer as a group at your local Homeless Shelter; or Battered Women’s Shelter; or at an Animal Shelter.
Support one of your Tribe members as they jump into a home-based business by helping her host a “Grand Opening” party and invite everyone you know to attend.
Host or attend a Christmas cookie exchange or Pinterest Party.
Plan to meet in a different city from your own, once a year, with several different people from your Tribe and attend a Leadership Conference or create your own Prayer Retreat.

The list could go on and on.  The purpose is to spend quality time together with people you want to get to know.  And, spend quality time with people that you would like to connect each other with.  A lot happens when women get together, in a comfortable environment, and start to fellowship and build new relationships.

We can never discount the affect these types of gatherings can have.  I will share one example, in tomorrow’s post, of how a seemingly insignificant night at my house turned into a friendship that has turned into an entire Tribe.  An AMAZING, unexpected Tribe that only God could create!  


Mary Hill said...

These are great ideas for fun times. I am enjoying your series. I need to find a tribe. I love conferences and I like the idea of a tea party. :)

Jo said...

Some interesting ideas. I will have to spend some time thinking about what this could look like in my season of life.

Tara Ulrich said...


Lacey said...

Wish I could find someone to do errands with again! That is the BEST use of time!!!

Melanie said...

Love these ideas. Several years ago (and many several states ago), my husband and I had friends who had a soup night once a week and it was an open invitation to stop. It has come to mind a few times lately...and now this post, I think it's time to do it!

Carol Bovee said...

Great ideas. I'm not good at initiating and have been thinking along these lines recently. Now for the courage to step out...