Programs and a meeting place help facilitate the coming together of God's people but they are not the real essence of the Church. To experience Body Life, the church must put its primary focus on relationships. This manual guides you, as a Body of believers, into functioning as a living organism rather than being just another organization. -- Also available as a download.
This 61 page ministry manual contains content from the Body Life section of the MinTools.com site plus more for each topic that will help you reflect on these truths and suggest how to implement Body Life principles in your group.
In addition to what is covered in the following topics in the
Body Life section of the site, you will also find what is listed below:
Why Body Life is Important
In addition to the content on the site, you will find Scripture and questions for further study of each of the benefits of Body Life.
God's Design for Building the Church, the Biblical Basis
In addition to the content on the site you will find some questions for reflection about how to line up with God's design.
Biblical Example of the Early Church
You will also find thoughts on what is required to practice these same characteristics with questions and Scripture to help you reflect on it.
Relating to One Another, The One Another Commands of Scripture
This section also includes opportunity for you to personally evaluate how you are doing at relating in accordance with the one another commands. A complete list of the one another passages is also provided.
True Body Life Results in Connectedness
Practical suggestions are also given for how you can better demonstrate this connectedness.
True Body Life Results in Accountability
Practical suggestions are also given for how authentic, accountable relationships can be developed and maintained.
True Body Life Results in Church Growth
Practical suggestions are also given for how to make sure the conditions necessary for growth are in place.
True Body Life Results in Unity
Practical suggestions are also given about what is takes to demonstrate this unity.
True Body Life Results in Motivation
Practical suggestions are also given for what it takes to be instruments of His love and grace who motivate one another in their walk with the Lord.
True Body Life Results in Ministry
Practical suggestions are also given for how to be more intentional in helping people serve one another in love. In addition to the examples provided on the site of needs being met when people live out the one another commands, you will also find examples of needs being met when people use their spiritual gifts.
True Body Life Results in Fellowship
Practical suggestions are also given for helping people get below the surface. You will also find an acrostic using the word 'fellowship.'
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