One thing I find odd about the Christian fellowships on our campus is that we all seem to separate ourselves from one another. It’s almost as if we’re part of different fraternities, competing to recruit all the newcomers at the club fair. If we all believe in the same God, why don’t we act like we’re in the same family?
Partially, I believe it’s this mentality that our fellowship is somehow “better” than the others, or more “theologically sound.” But there’s a reason why this is called a FELLOWSHIP, not a CHURCH. God calls us into a community of believers for us to point our fellow brothers and sisters to Christ. Just because they aren’t in the same fellowship doesn’t mean their walk is much more solid or not as strong as yours. As with churches, fellowships have their fair share of flaws and possible corruptions. And that’s because we are human and are prone to make mistakes… which is why we need to be reminded of God’s word constantly and spend time in His presence. Of course, there are precautions to look out for in any fellowship. Such as…beware of cults. Even then, I find many students here don’t even know they’re in a cult, sadly.
I think it’s great when people from various fellowships invite each other to their events. Def a great way to meet other people and be exposed to different perspectives. But I’m hoping it isn’t just one way inviting/attending. Where it’s like I invite you to come to my fellowship, but heck no I’m not going to that fellowship because I believe my own fellowship is the best this school can offer and I don’t want to be influenced, corrupted..etc. This is Christians judging Christians. Makes no sense right? I think we ought to support one another more and truly demonstrate God’s love through our willingness to set aside judgment. Because I believe there’s something to learn from every fellowship. And it doesn’t matter that I’m not Korean, I can still go to KCM, KCCC, CCM. I don’t have to even be Asian to be part of AACF or EPIC. I don’t even have to be Christian to go to a Christian fellowship. God welcomes everyone. And we should do the same to make everyone feel welcome. I believe it’s fine to go to other fellowships event. That isn’t treason or whatever. We can still be committed to our own fellowship and visit others. We are in no obligation to stay either. That’s up to where God desires to lead us.
This serves as a reminder that no fellowship is p e r f e c t. Holy spirit is still going to work within every fellowship. God is still with us.