What is Gospel Friendship?
Gospel Friendships are a powerful mechanism for our growth in Christ. In Gospel Friendships, we share in each other’s joys, sorrows, hopes, and fears—seeking to listen for, and point each other to, the voice of Jesus (the Gospel). We celebrate the ways we see Jesus working in each other’s lives. Basically, a Gospel Friendship is one in which we are seeking to help each other redefine and reorient our lives around the gospel of Jesus Christ—knowing God as our Father and ourselves as His children, and all that means. This page can help you get started in a Gospel Friendship, but if you need more guidance, feel free to e-mail us.
You can also walk through Relational Discipleship together if you want a curriculum to help you jump in.,
We all face struggles and get stuck in various forms of sin. In a Gospel Friendship, we do not shy away from acknowledging, confessing, and repenting of the walls we experience in life.
Amidst the walls we are facing, Jesus is knocking at the door (see Revelation 3:20). He wants to enter into the realities of our life to be with us. In Gospel Friendships, we point one another to the gospel, reminding each other how Jesus is with us and for us amidst our sorrows, struggles, and sins.
When we open the door to Jesus by faith, he comes in to eat with us. We have been invited to a feast. The glory of God’s heavenly banquet can be tasted even now as we delight in the truth of the gospel, grow in the grace of the gospel, and enjoy the many gifts God has given to us in this life. Together, we celebrate the grace of Jesus in each others’ lives.