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Ten Ways To Find, Develop, and Enjoy Wonderful Friends

To have a biblical friend is to be a wealthy individual. Do you want to be rich? In this article, I provide you with ten sequential steps to help you find and sustain good friends. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: The… Continue Reading …

The Wisdom In Handpicking Your Friends

Wisdom would say we should not quickly dismiss how the Savior approached picking His friends. It might benefit us to give scrutiny here to learn how friend picking could help us personally, impact our community, and bring glory to God by advancing His kingdom. Listen… Continue Reading …

The Wisdom In Giving Your Friends Room To Sin

Death, taxes, and being sinful are assured until Jesus comes back to take us home. This chapter is not about death or taxes. It is about the prospects of being sinful–a sad reality we can never entirely eradicate from our lives. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Three Keys That Will Make Your Small Group Dynamic

Building a close network of friends inside a local church is one of the most challenging things you’ll ever do. If there is a temptation to dismiss this idea, will you consider how you could position yourself for this kind of community? Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Do You Fight Fires or Change Lives?

The best discipleship soul care happens in a community, not isolated, artificial settings where there is a disconnection between the person and the community. God can change lives in one-and-done meetings, but the most effective soul care needs time, people, and contexts. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

How to Build and Enjoy Dynamic Community Life

The most important relationship in your life is with God. And the most practical way to experience Him is in a community of like-minded believers who are intentional about helping each other mature in their relationships with Him. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

The Most Perfect Relationship You Will Ever Have

You are a relational being because God created you in His image (Genesis 1:26). God, who has always belonged to a community—a Trinitarian community, made you in such a way that you want to belong to a community (Genesis 2:18). Listen to the podcast Listen… Continue Reading …

Budget Sin Into Your Small Group Experience

The title sounds careless, but before you blow a gasket, let me ask, “Have you reached sinless perfection yet?” There is a secret in all our lives that is not a secret at all: we still sin against God and each other. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Five Keys to Move Your Relationships From Shallow to Deep

Free associate. I’m going to mention a word, and you tell me the first thing that comes to your mind. Ready? Here is the word: unity. What came to your mind? Now, let me ask another question: what is the first thing that comes to… Continue Reading …

What Is Discipleship? How Do You Do It? Why Does It Matter?

In recent local church history, discipleship is more about studying the Bible alone, but when all dysfunction breaks loose in a marriage or family, it’s time for counseling. This approach to caring for others is sad to me because discipleship has always been the church’s… Continue Reading …