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Bible Verses About Fellowship: 21 Scripture Quotes
Fellowship is often times overlooked in the life of a Christian. If you grew up in the church, you might associate the word “fellowship” as something your church family did by bringing a pot-luck style of lunch for all to share after a special Sunday service. But fellowship is not an event, no, it should be part of our life as a Christ-follower.
Maybe the strongest and most pointed passage about fellowship is from Hebrews 10 when the author says that some have stopped meeting and are neglecting fellowship. This is important for all men and women of faith. As you read through these passages, consider your own life and attitudes towards fellowship.
Do you desire to be around other Christians?
Featured Bible Verse Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Bible Verses That Show That Fellowship Shows Our Love
1 John 3:16 ¶ By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Romans 12:10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Ephesians 5:19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,
Colossians 2:2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ,
Philippians 2:1-2 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
John 17:23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.
Fellowship will challenge us, encourage us, help us stay accountable, and fellowship is showing obedience to God and his word.
Bible Scriptures Of Fellowship With God
Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
1 John 1:3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 Corinthians. 1:9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 12:12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
More Bible Quotes About Fellowship
Psalms 55:14 We used to take sweet counsel together; within God’s house we walked in the throng.
Luke 24:13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.
Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
Galatians 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
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 ball the more as you see the Day drawing near.
1 Peter 4:9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.
Fellowship is not just something that we try to fit into our Christian life after we get everything else together. No fellowship is important. Fellowship will challenge us, encourage us, help us stay accountable, and fellowship is showing obedience to God and his word. Don’t neglect this part of the Bible.
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6 Keys to Applying to a Fellowship
Have you ever wished to take your research or career to a new level—and travel internationally for an extended period of time? Consider an international fellowship.
Anywhere from three months to a year or more and for students, researchers, or young professionals, fellowships intend to enrich your experience, understanding, and outlook on the world.
And they’re especially worth applying to if you have a truly international idea or want to take your academic career across the globe.
Whether you want to study pitcher plants in Borneo, teach in a foreign country, or snag a prestigious international graduate fellowship (such as the Mitchell, Marshall, or Rhodes), here’s what you need to know about acing the application process.
1. Identify Your Goals
First off, while a fellowship can be a fantastic opportunity, don’t apply just because it sounds fun or you’re looking for something to fill your time. My friends who’ve gone after fellowships without clear goals have often felt listless when it comes time to launch their projects.
Instead, do it because you know you’ll enjoy the opportunity, get something it, and do work while on it that will allow you to further your interests or enhance yourself professionally. To make sure it’s the right fit, ask yourself: What will this experience offer me? What do I expect to learn and accomplish? How will it impact my career when I get back?
2. Understand Your Eligibility
Many fellowships are your academic record, but don’t stress out about that tough Organic Chemistry class or that one rough semester sophomore year.
Selection committees aren’t interested in your GPA itself—they’re looking for it to confirm that you’re responsible, perform well, and have achieved at a certain level.
They’re also often more interested in well-rounded candidates than in those with perfect grades.If you’re still worried, know that fellowships tend to post their eligibility requirements well in advance of the application deadline. While some require all-around outstanding scores, others are much more flexible.
For example, the Rhodes, Gates, and Truman fellowships are for those who excel in academic research and graduate work, while the Fulbright is for those who want to get into the field (and Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are for those who may want to teach).
You should be able to find something that’s a good fit.
3. Put Yourself Out There
Your personal statement, essay responses, and portfolio all provide the opportunity for you to show who you are and why you’re a great fit for this fellowship—so give them a lot of thought. Don’t be afraid to take risks, and definitely don’t stick to a canned response of the sort you think the selection committee wants to read.
Think about what sets you apart from the other candidates.
Do you have experience in startups that you want to build on while learning about microfinance in India? Or perhaps you’re interested in public health and want to work in a clinic in the field.
Let your application reflect who you are. Ask your mentors, advisors, and friends to give you input as well. You’ll ly see common themes—and that’s what you should play up in your application.
4. Plan an Amazing Project and Pitch
One of the most important parts of your application is your project proposal. You need to sell the selection committee on your plan and how you will make it relevant to the real world.
Be realistic about your goals. How would you make your project happen? What would you consider a successful outcome? Also understand the time constraints on the ground. Within the fellowship’s time frame, how much can you accomplish? What contacts do you already have in the area? What experience do you have conducting similar work in the past?
You’re aiming to make the case that you can do great work if given this fellowship—and it’ll go a long way if you can show that you’ve already done the necessary background research and that you’ve got the skills to carry this out.
5. Get Great (Honest) Recommendations
Great recommendations are essential to your application.
Make sure your recommenders are people who have known you for at least a year, and can truly attest to who you are and what your strengths and successes are.
(I can’t tell you how many students I’ve been teaching for two weeks who ask me to write them recommendations. I’m always forced to turn them down, since I’m unable to say anything meaningful about their work.)
I recommend sitting down with your recommender over coffee to go over why you want this fellowship and the strengths and skills you would bring to the role. And do this well in advance. Your recommenders will most ly be flattered to be asked and will be able to share great advice, but they’ll need time to write a thoughtful recommendation.
6. Be Real in Your Interview
During the fellowship interview, you can usually tell who has received formal coaching and who hasn’t. Those who have are great at sticking to an approved script—but they’re often ineffective in explaining why the fellowship matters to them personally.
The lesson here is: Be true to yourself and honest about what you want to accomplish. If you only try to be the person you think the judges want you to be, they’ll see right through it. Even if you don’t have all the “right” answers, if you can convey your passion for your project, you’ve got a good chance at winning a slot.
That said, there’s no secret recipe for winning a fellowship. One of my former fellowship advisors suggests that it really comes down to a mix of a few factors: meeting what the committee is looking for (and how you fit in with their goals), the strength of your application, and, honestly, a bit of luck.
So don’t let yourself get caught up trying to be perfect or trying to fit some imagined mold. Clearly define your goals, put your heart into the application, and you might just find yourself conducting the project of your dreams.
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