The truth is we’re better together. God makes us that way. We’re hardwired to thrive in community. Love is to the soul what oxygen is to the lungs. But here’s another truth: getting from “Hi, my name is…” to close friends can be a challenge. So this year our better together series is going to be more specific – How do I get beyond the awkward part of getting to know people? We don’t want a million facebook friends. We want people we can count on. Friends who know us at our best and worst. Friends who know just what to say, when to show up, and how to help. And – perhaps even more – we want to become that kind of a friend for others. Friendship is worth the effort. Join us as we map the trip beyond awkward.