Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body - whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free - and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

1. Corinthians 12:12-13

A follower of Jesus does not live in a vacuum.  They are part of a body of believers, experiencing Christ through their spiritual brothers and sisters.  God desires for us to have real and lasting friendships that stand both the test of time and the inhumanity of the world we live in.


Book: Love Focused - Bob Hughes

Study/DVD: Boundaries - Cloud and Townsend

Media: Ransomed Heart podcast - John Elredge

Experience: Cornerstone Small Group or Bible Study


Books: Healing the Masculine Soul - Gordon Dalbey (for men); Breaking Free - Beth Moore (for women)

Study/DVD: The DNA of Relationships - Gary Smalley

Media: Paul Tripp Resources

Experience: Men's or Women's Retreat


Book: When People are Big and God is Small - Ed Welch

Study/DVD: Change and Your Relationships - Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp

Media: CCEF.ORG Resources

Experience: Baptism Long-term Service Project or Mission Trip

Other Resources

Books: Measure of a Man - Gene Gentz; Sacred Companions - David Brenner; Boundaries - Cloud & Townsend; Becoming Myself - Stasi Eldredge; Relationships: A Mess Worth Making - Paul Tripp 

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