Joy is a common theme throughout the Bible, and we are often told to be joyful. What exactly is joy, though? Is it just happiness, or is there more to it? One source defines it this way: “Biblical joy is choosing to respond to external circumstances with contentment and satisfaction because we know that God will use these experiences to accomplish His work in and through our lives.”
No matter what you are going through today, you can choose JOY! We do not feel happy about everything that happens in our lives, but knowing and believing that God is in control and that He has everything worked out allows us to be JOYFUL. Your Heavenly Father has your best interests at heart, and He loves you!
“Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones; and shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.” (Psalm 32:11)
“This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)
Summer is here, and I am so excited to invite you to join me for a new season in The First Love ClubHouse!
The ClubHouse is a unique online community of women who gather together in a safe, private, members-only forum to study and learn more about the Lord, grow in faith, flex our creative muscles, encourage one another to meet our health and wellness goals, and have fun! Becoming a member of The ClubHouse will allow you to get away from the drama, censorship, and worldly values of mainstream social media; and pursue your goal of growing in faith and wisdom alongside like-minded friends.
The ClubHouse features a chat room, cabins that encourage fellowship among friends with common goals and interests, photo challenges, a gallery for sharing your craftiness, and so much more!
We were built for fellowship and community. Our members may be in your local area or located all around the globe. Yet as we have the love of the Father guiding us and knitting us together, our community has grown closer over the last year. We have a place to ask the hard questions, to learn to discern truth from the false, to sharpen each other, and of course, to have fun and use our creative gifts. It’s truly a unique community you won’t easily find in other places on the internet.
What's Different About The First Love ClubHouse?
Pursuing Biblical truth is our TOP priority, and because of that our resources have been carefully vetted, and our content will always point you to the Word of God.
We don’t support cultural trends, worldliness or false teaching here. We want to encourage you to live Godly, righteous lives and to abstain from evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22). The Bible says that as believers, we are supposed to separate ourselves from the world, and sometimes you need encouragement to help you do that, or a wise sister to share the truth with you.
What else sets us apart from other online communities?
Gain a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God
Increase your knowledge of scripture and become more discerning through Bible study
Let's Recap the Benefits of this Community:
faith and increase your trust in the Lord
Worship God through creative expression
Live a joy-filled life through faith-based living
Enjoy the blessing of belonging to a Christian community
Our mission in The First Love ClubHouse is to help our community to live this important truth and to provide tools, resources, and content to encourage you to grow in your love for God.
What's Included in the Summer Membership
We have so many fun things planned for this summer session! The following content is available with all levels of Membership:
"This Clubhouse has become a haven to me. The ladies here are genuine, funny, and I wish some of them lived just around the corner so we could be real-life friends! We encourage each other and spur one another on to good deeds, as iron sharpens iron." M.J.
*The Godly Goals Cabin is only available with an upgrade.
Cabins: The Favorite Feature of Our Community
Your summer membership includes access to everyone’s favorite feature of camp: our cabins! These mini communities within the ClubHouse are based on specific interests or activities, and are bursting with sisterhood, activities, conversations, resources, and fun! They provide a way for you to get to know members more intimately and has always been a favorite feature of the experience we offer!
Here are just a few:
We’re calling it Camp Joyful, and are so excited to squeeze a little extra summer fun into The ClubHouse! Think of it as a membership meal with a side dish of camp goodness!
Summer just wouldn’t be complete without a camp experience, so we have a fun surprise for you! In addition to the regular membership benefits of being a member of The ClubHouse, we are also including some camp activities at no extra cost. When it comes to activities and content: we will offer special LIVE events with camp activities like crafting, health and wellness, faith-based chats, watch parties and more!
This is our suggested price for ClubHouse membership .
Receive full access to all features of The ClubHouse except the Accountability Group
Receive a partial scholarship if you need help with the monthly fee.
Receive full access to all features of The ClubHouse except the Accountability Group
We are committed to fostering a community of faith, love, accountability, and growth in The First Love ClubHouse. We do this by providing a high quality and quantity of content including printables and LIVE events. We have looked all over the internet, and have found that our prices are the lowest compared to other online communities, and that we provide far more valuable content.
Having said that, we understand that everyone has different budgetary constraints. With this in mind, we have provided financial assistance for our sisters who are currently unable to pay the full price.
You will receive immediate access upon signing up. ClubHouse membership is month-to-month and can be canceled at any time. (Godly Goals will be opening later and will be a paid cabin)
How Much Does It Cost?
This special group is for those looking for that all-important accountability, to help you turn your goals into reality. Whether you are focused on health goals or God-centered goals like consistent Bible reading or prayer, this group is for supporting you, cheering you on, and helping you get focused and directed so you can grow. You can exchange tips, recipes, successes and failures with women who have similar goals or circumstances.
The goal of our accountability group is to encourage you to treat your body, soul, and mind with care. We can turn to God to ask for strength to resist temptation and to renew our minds in Christ.
Godly Goals Accountability Group
This add-on package includes three months access to:
"I want to thank Mark & Cori for offering the Godly Goals subscription within the membership. This past season I have been able to lower my A1C, stop taking medications and stay accountable with new eating and exercise habits. With the encouragement of this group I have also started a prayer habit that I think I will be able to continue. Thank you, Cori for your support and encouragement to reach my goals. I don’t think I would have been as successful as I have been without this group." S.S.
UPGRADE Your Membership:
Receive 3 MONTHS ACCESS to all the features of the Godly Goals Accountability Group.
for 3 months
Opens July 11
"Godly goals has truly been a blessing to my life. The accountability has helped me to stick to my goals while adding a Godly perspective to lead me on a path of success. I've lost 27 lbs. and instilled a healthier eating habit with the help of this community. If it wasn't for this group, I don't believe I would have been able to stick with it. Thank you Mark and Cori for all you do and all the hard work you both put into this community. J.R.
Seasonal sessions are 3 months long. You will have immediate access to the ClubHouse upon registration.
Summer Session runs from July 1 through September 30
Godly Goals kicks off July 11
Camp Joyful activities begin the end of July.
Hurry! Registration is only open until July 15 and won't open again until October 1, 2022. Feel free to sign up, pop in, and see what The First Love ClubHouse is all about with no obligation to stay.
How Long Does the Summer Session Last?
“I love the community feel! I love getting snippets into everyone’s life and how we all care for and encourage one another, after all we are all sisters in Christ! I also love the creative side with the seasons of faith, love the whole set up of the printables with prompts, lists, scripture writing etc! I love the seasons of crafting lives and all the clubhouse groups! I really do love it all so much!" - J.T.
“I love the community feel. It didn't feel like I was working on my own to achieve the goals I've set for the quarter. It was like we were all in this together which was wonderful. I also liked the accountability aspect as well." - R.A.
"The community is so great! There is something for everyone and there’s no pressure to do all the things or be something other than yourself, just a lot of encouragement. It’s awesome to be able to have a place to post prayer requests and posts about what God is doing (and pray for others). This is the only community I'm a part of where it's truly "my people" - God & craftiness." - W.E.
"I am so grateful to feel part of a community. I love that I can craft with a focus on God and the creative and inspiring ways that are shared by everyone. Plus, I love the beautiful and thoughtful resources we are given to use. It’s a very special ClubHouse." - G.P.
Need More Assurance that The First Love ClubHouse is Right
“The Word says, ‘You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.’ The First Love Club shines a light on Jesus! It is a wonderful way to fellowship, learn with other believers, and have fun using our crafts and putting God first. I am so thankful for this one-of-a-kind salt and light!” - E.S.
“I love the content on this channel (The ClubHouse), and how the other members feel so free to share their love for God. I hope to be here for many years.” - C.W.
Summer Project Preview
And if that wasn’t enough, I am working on an optional add-on workshop with a craft project called The Joyful Journal!
There is an additional cost to participate in this activity, so please understand that there is no pressure to participate if it is not in your budget at this time. The Seasons of Faith challenge will be included in your regular membership benefits at no additional cost, so there will still be an opportunity to get your crafty on!
We will be releasing this workshop later this summer and will notify everyone via email when it’s ready!
Ladies, I hope you will join me for another fun season in The ClubHouse! I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that some of the most wonderful women I’ve had the pleasure of knowing are members here. They are wise and discerning, they will encourage you, pray for you, and hold you accountable, and they will challenge you to dig deeper into God’s Word and grow in your faith. He is at work in this community, and I hope you will take the opportunity to jump in and make yourself at home in this special little place on the internet! See you in The ClubHouse!