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Section 02: FELLOWSHIP, Foundation Level 1c

02 1c: Form groups small enough to cultivate "one another" body life

Aim for somewhere between 7 and 15 adults. Do not simply divide a congregation into small home groups; rather, let them grow out of existing relationships, around those who exhibit loving servant leadership qualities. Include the entire family when possible. Arrange for several such groups to work together to care for small children, if necessary.

*Find in Matthew 20:1-16 the duty of the old members of the church with the new.

*Find in the book of Ruth examples of family love and loyalty.

Using a concordance, find in the New Testament the "one another" passages (look for 'each other', etc. as well). Describe your plans to carry out this type of dynamic family life for God's people.


* Stories (better, for letting the Word flow from friend to friend)


For mentoring to deal with church body life, for seminary credit or certificate, contact Dr. Galen Currah and ask about the course Mentoring for Ministry, DIS538. Call (503) 517 1912 or e-mail or view an explanation of this mentoring course

For video courses that you can take at home, contact Jon Raibley, Western Seminary's Center for Lifelong Learning. Ask about courses related to church life. Call (503) 517 1899, or e-mail or view courses offered on On the home page click on Enter, then Academic Programs, then Distance Education, then Course Listings.


2(Optional Documents, to view, download or translate, for additional help)

Download document The One Another Passages.

Prepare a simple map showing where your small groups meet.

Help every seeker, new believer and church member to be involved in a small group.

For help: Research

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