We Prioritize Friendship

August 17 2020

Speaker: Chris Conlee

Biblically speaking, friendship determines the direction and quality of our life. Unfortunately, we’ve allowed this word to become too broad and generic.

In order for God’s love and truth to be fulfilled through His Church, it’s necessary for us to go from acquaintances to friends. However, most churches struggle to help people build friendships because they focus more on classes and content than conversations. Our danger isn’t a shortage of content; it’s a shortage of friendships.

One of the reasons we want to do less as a church is for you to do more as friends. What do you need more of in your life? Remember, busyness is the enemy of intimacy.

Our desire is to offer gatherings and affinity groups that enable you to build friendships that live out the following scriptural truths:

  1. Friends encourage one another daily. (1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 3:13)
  2. Friends inspire one another to love and good deeds. (Hebrews 10:24)
  3. Friends restore one another in a spirit of gentleness. (Galatians 6:1)
  4. Friends carry one another’s burdens. (Galatians 6:2)
  5. Friends live for one another’s progress and joy in the faith. (Philippians 1:25)