Hatfield Young Adults: A place to belong

Hatfield Young Adults is a space where those aged 18 to 35 can believe, belong, and grow in the Hatfield Christian Church community. Our evening services are primarily geared towards this age group and are a great place to worship God, receive the Word and make lifelong friends who share your belief and values. Attending the social, Connect, joining a community group and signing up to volunteer are fantastic ways to be plugged into our young adults’ community.

To know (what’s happening) and be known is an invaluable gift, especially in these times when people are the most connected technologically, yet the least connected relationally. So, if you are new to our church or have been here for a while but hiding in the crowd, we encourage you to lean in and let us get to know you.

Still not sure? Read this compelling testimony from 26-year-old Chante, who has been a part of our community for four years. In her words, 

“First, I just attended; then I volunteered. After a while, I was asked to be a leader, and I became a shepherd about a year later. Although I had to step down a while later as I had a lot on my plate, I continued to volunteer whenever I could.

“Before joining this community, I had never truly felt like I belonged anywhere. I constantly felt out of sync in any environment I found myself in. You could call it being in fear of rejection, so I would resort to isolation. 

“But being intentional about attending Young Adults, volunteering and being part of a community group – a safe space to share and do life together – brought me a sense of belonging. God used these spaces to take down, brick by brick, the wall I had built around myself until it finally crashed down.

“I will never forget the moment I realised I was free. In one evening service, my friend suggested that we share and thank God for what He’s done for us before taking communion. All I could think of at that moment was that God broke me free and called me His beloved. From that place of knowing who I was and to whom I belonged, isolation and rejection were no longer playing the lead role in my life. And although I still struggle with the fear of rejection at times, I hear that small voice again calling me His beloved. It also helps that I have people around me who can help me hear His voice encompassing me.

“Before joining this community, I had never truly felt like I belonged anywhere. I constantly felt out of sync in any environment I found myself in. You could call it being in fear of rejection, so I would resort to isolation.”

“My heart for all young adults is to realise that isolation and doing life by yourself was never part of God’s plan for any of us. And if you feel like no one would understand what you are going through, I have good news. You are not alone. There is likely at least one person out there who has also gone through what you have. But you will never find out if you don’t open yourself to other people and their lives. The easiest and safest way to do that would be to get yourself a community group and get into volunteering at church. It’s the first step towards being built up and building others up.  

“My prayer for people in my age bracket is something that my friend Stephen has constantly brought to my attention. I pray Acts 2:42-47, for us to be a church that intimately knows each other and God, supporting and doing life together.

Could our Young Adults community be your tribe? Take a chance and join one of our evening services at 18:00 in the Minor Auditorium at Hatfield Christian Church. Don’t keep doing life alone. God did not intend for us to journey alone, so come on in and say yes to community. Leap to believe, belong and grow

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