Building Healthy Relationships


1 Missing Component Crucial to Growing Kingdom Community

Summary:  The environments where Kingdom community can naturally emerge have been mostly eliminated from where people spend most of their time.  If we desire to be a part of a Kingdom lifestyle in our culture, median spaces need to be re-implemented into our daily lives. Where healthy community develops When it comes to your spectrum Continue Reading…

How To Carefully Manage Church & Small Group Connections

Summary:  For healthy community to emerge among a group of people (church, small group, neighborhood, whaetever), members have to learn appropriate activities, appropriate behaviors, and the appropriate amount of investment for each of the relational spaces (public, social, personal and intimate) and put them into practice.  Mistakes are made when specific spaces are promoted more Continue Reading…

The Liberating Truth About How & Where Church Community Emerges

Summary:  Church leaders tend to jump from strategy to strategy in a noble attempt to build stronger Kingdom community.  The reason for the jumping is they tend not to understand how community emerges, or where community emerges.  It emerges spontaneously, and it emerges in healthy environments where leader control is absent.  The problem is, the Continue Reading…

A Huge Little-Known Mistake That Stifles Small Groups & Churches

Summary:  There are 4 spaces through which all relationships ebb and flow.  A small group, church or other group’s ability to live out healthy community is directly tied to their ability to achieve harmony within these relational spaces.  When too much belonging is dominated by one space, or people are forced into spaces they aren’t Continue Reading…

The Simple First Step To Experiencing Healthy Community

Summary:  For a group of people to accomplish the monumental task of growing into a Kingdom community, the first step is understanding and correctly practicing the use of the relational spaces in which people belong to each other.  One of the biggest downfalls of typical church programs that attempt to build community is they don’t Continue Reading…