I am in Dallas this week, hanging out with a group of churches at Leadership Network talking about the rapid growth that each church has seen and how it impacts their ministry. One of the comments, after an exercise yesterday, was how it was nice to hear other churches that are going through the same stuff.
When I was a campus pastor at Seacoast Church, my favorite meeting every month was when I got together for the day with a few other campus pastors and just talked about what was going on. It was always extremely freeing to discover that other guys were having the same issues that I was.
C.S.Lewis said that, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
Everyone one of us needs a tribe. I need a group of people that are living the same experiences and are not too impressed with me. When you have a tribe, you can be real. You can be vulnerable. You can experience the freedom of saying, “What! You too?”
Who is your tribe?