The importance of community and unity

The mission of UNCOMMEN is this: we exist to encourage men to be better Leaders, Husbands, and Dads by equipping individuals and organizations with inspiring and educational resources. Our vision is to help men succeed at being the man they were always meant to be. We hope to teach you the power of community.

Why is it important to belong to a community?

But one of the challenges we see is that many men are doing life alone. Movember Foundation, which focuses on men’s health and wellbeing, carried out a survey with the help of YouGov investigating friendship and loneliness amongst men. The results are alarming, with only 11 percent of single men across the spectrum in their early 20s to late-middle age saying they had a friend to turn to in a time of crisis, the number rising to 15 percent for married men.

Let’s change that trend.

Men, if you want to live a UNCOMMEN life, it’s time to band together. The truth is we were made to live in the community. Living in the community helps us win.

We don’t believe in berating men. Instead, we focus on challenges. Though rebuke and criticism are needed in some cases, we find that people respond far better to being challenged to greater faith and obedience. Are you with us?

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Learn the power of community.

We challenge you every week, but when’s the last time you gave yourself a challenge or even had your family participate in a challenge together? We hope that you’ll take this week to take a moment and consider where you’re weak in faith and find ways to challenge yourself to be a better husband, dad, or leader in your family and community.

And be encouraged by the steps you are taking; results aren’t always apparent, but when we are consistent, they soon appear! We are reminded in Hebrews 10:24-25 — “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

 

About the Author: Sam Casey is the Managing Partner at Banyan Creative.

For more reading materials concerning community and the church, we recommend reading these 2 articles:

  1. The Great Summer Exodus
  2. Back to the Huddle

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