Creating a Culture of Healthy Relationships

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Why is this important? This is important because at our local church we want to create and cultivate a culture of healthy relationships.

So how can we as leaders in our areas help with this? Whether you are a Life Group leader, a Sunday school teacher, an AWANA leader or whatever role you have at Emmanuel Baptist Church, you can at least take the following three steps to help create and cultivate a culture of healthy relationships.

Assume nothing.

Don’t assume that people remember the key events or priorities in your area of ministry. Share them. Come back to them. We should be continually communicating what we’re about and where we’re headed which brings us to the next step.

Overcommunicate.

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We live in a world where we are flooded with so much information every day that its not funny. So how dowe cut through all the clutter and distractions? By staying focused and communicating what’s important every 25-30 days. To make sure we stay fresh in this area, be sure to communicate your ministry’s priorities in different ways each time. You can communicate it in a specially called meeting, through an e-mail, or one-on-one with another person who serves in that specific ministry with you.

Communicate in love.

This is a given. Jesus was full of grace and truth (John 1:14, 17) and as believers we’re commanded to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15)

What are your thoughts? How have you seen this work well? How have you seen the opposite lead to a “blow up”?

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