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Challenge #1: Find a Friend

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Today is day one of the Boundless Summer Challenge 2k18! So get excited and keep your hands and feet inside the cart at all times.

Today is day one of the Boundless Summer Challenge 2k18! So get excited, Boundless friends, and keep your hands and feet inside the cart at all times because it’s going to be a wild ride. We’re starting slow this week but we’ll be picking up speed as the weeks go on. Are you willing to live life on the edge, follow God and love people radically?

Are you ready for this? Here we go!

Challenge #1 details:

Do this in community! Convince a friend to also do the Boundless Summer Challenge 2018.  This could be a co-worker, significant other or best friend. Commit to touch base at least once a week and encourage each other throughout the summer to take action.

Photo guidelines:

Snap a photo or create a collage of you and your friend together and post it to Instagram. Remember to tag @BoundlessTeam and use the #BoundlessChallenge2k18. Is your friend for the challenge not local? Create a collage of you both. Even though you are doing this with a friend, you each need to take different photos because there’s only one winner per week. Be creative with captions, camera angles and filters! To be eligible to win this week’s prize (a Boundless T-shirt!), post your photo before next Monday, June 25.

If you’re really struggling to find a friend to do this challenge with, reach out to the Boundless community and get to know someone else out there who could join you.

To go above and beyond, memorize 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.

And we’d like to see a video of you reciting the Scripture, so send it to [email protected].

Intentionally Pursuing Community

God has called us to do life together. It’s simple, yet we get caught up in the busyness of everyday life and neglect the principle. Maybe you’re thinking, Well, I attend church Sunday morning and a small group throughout the week. I have community figured out. But have you taken time to truly invest in someone else’s life or catch up with a friend? If we’re not intentional when it comes to community, we can easily become complacent.

An authentic friendship isn’t just something we desire — the idea of being a friend for another person during difficult times is found in Scripture. In Galatians 6:2, Paul said,

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Build authentic, real friendships with people you can depend upon. Struggling in one way or another with friendship? Here’s some resources to help.

Read: “What Makes a Friendship Last?
Listen: “You’ve Got a Friend: Episode 417

Community, centered on Christ, is beautiful. Pursue it.

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About the Author

John Begeman
John Begeman

John Begeman is a small-town kid who interned with Boundless the summer of 2018. He’s attending South Dakota State University, majoring in communications and minoring in broadcast journalism. He stays busy at college, working with admissions, the college newspaper and an elementary school. He’s also involved in campus ministry, leading Bible studies and helping organize events to reach the lost on campus with the gospel.

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