Any community of people is bound to have a problem with cliques, and the church is no exception. But before you get up in arms at the idea of church members screaming “You can’t sit with us!” across the sanctuary (Mean Girls, anyone?!), please know that cliques aren’t all bad.
A clique is merely a group of people who bond over similar interests. I don’t know about you, but I’m all for people making friends; however, where cliques get their notoriously lousy rap is from how difficult it can be for outsiders to get into the group. That is where the problem lies.
But it’s time to say “no more!” to exclusivity.
So, without further ado, here are ten familiar cliques in church and how to break your way into them.