GROW – Relationship Builder
The R in GROW stands for Relationship Builder. A disciple loves other believers and relates to
them as other parts of Christ’s one body. Although relationships with non-believers are also
important and will be covered in the World Influencer session, the Bible lays out distinctive
guidance for relationships among believers.
Aspects of being a Relationship Builder
…loves other believers as Christ loves.
…invests energy and time in building true and authentic relationships with other believers in order to stimulate spiritual growth in one another.
…devotes oneself to a local church, meeting regularly and supporting its leadership and direction.
…imitates the example of more mature believers and models godly living for the less mature.
…warns and challenges fellow believers about wrong behavior and thinking and also humbly receives correction.
…serves believers by using time and personal resources for their good.
…utilizes God-given abilities and gifts for the building up of God’s people.
…seeks reconciliation, forgiving and asking forgiveness for both real and perceived offenses.
…promotes and maintains unity within the church.
…relates to family members according to biblical principles.