the jury remains out, I’ve been to two meetings and one social activity with the Buckhead Fusion group. As promised to my readers, here is the update: I have made no life-long friends. Are you surprised? However, Fusion does offer an opportunity to make the right type of friends if you are open to it.
If you are a working adult, when are you suppose to have time to meet new people? I’m only awake for 16 hours of the day, eight of which I spend at work. I spend about two hours a day eating, an hour working out and an hour to get dressed in the morning. this leaves only four hours left in my day. I like to read before going to sleep, cutting my free time to three hours a day. It is true, I do sometimes spend those three hours not running errands and socializing, but I’m more often than not… doing laundry or washing dishes.
When I get into one of my self-help moods, those extra hours of my day go to reading and learning new skills. What does the lame break-down of my day-to-day life tell you? I don’t really get out very much. Fusion meetings is a simple way to meet a ton of people at once. They are in my same age group with the same desire to meet others. The environment at the meetings are very open and social. While there is a definite Christian theme overlaying the framework of the group, newbies are not overwhelmed.
In a mega-church like Buckhead, these small breakaway groups are essential in helping to unite the congregation. They help put a name to a face.
Buckhead definitely throws a wrench in my thought process about mega-churches, but in a good way. When I envision a church, my mind still pulls up the image of a cathedral with stained glass windows. A church is not a building; it is the people inside.
The jury is still out so look for my final evaluation at the end of November.