Equip: Through Bible Studies, Retreats and many other functions.
Eph. 6:22 "I am sending him to you for the very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage you"
Encourage: When things seem to be just to much, sometimes we just need someone to listen and pray with.
Heb. 3:13 "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's."
Empower: With the word and Truth of God, we need to know we have the same power of Christ!
2 Cro. 12:9 "But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ's power may rest on me."
The Value of a Caring Community
4 Reasons for Christian Fellowship
1. To maintain Christian Values we need to be a part of a Christian community so that we and our children are better able to resist the pressures of the world. "We share out struggles, we stand against the tide, we teach the faith."
2. To keep us spiritually healthy. God gives various members of the body specific tools.
3. God uses other believers as role models (mentors). We can see the Fruit of the Spirit in certain people who clearly show Christ's Character.
4. When people watch out for one another with love in the church, it is a Christian Fellowship at it's best.
Written by Ralph Wilson