by Bill Hull
Community made discipling possible by creating a warm environment. When people feel accepted or safe, they drop their defenses, set aside excuses, and begin to move spiritually. The Jerusalem Christians had gotten beyond coffee and doughnuts; their conversations had bridged the treacherous chasm between the world, the weather, and work and cares, conflicts, and concerns. Because they spent large volumes of time together, eating, working, and playing together, they could make this crucial transition.
The body of Christ needs to have enough fun together to set the stage for accountability and obedience.
~ The Disciple-Making Church, p.67-8
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