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Spiritual Partnership

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Spiritual partnerships are intentional relationships that focus on propelling each other into deeper relationship with Christ.

Key Characteristics of Spiritual Partnerships

•Gender-specific

•Meet weekly (or at least regularly)

•Mutual and reciprocal

•Spend time together in real life

•Love and care for each other

•Challenge each other boldly from God’s Word

•Pray with and for each other

The Power behind Spiritual Partnerships

•We become like those with whom we spend time

•Spiritual partnerships are a biblical model for life change

•The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

•Spiritual partnerships provided needed protection

•The nature of the change God wants to bring about in us is chiefly relational

Spiritual partners give each other permission to ask life-changing questions for the purpose of helping each other grow in Christ.

Life-Changing Questions

Life-changing questions are open-ended, non-judgmental, and designed to spur one another on in your relationship with Christ. Give each other permission to ask questions like those below. When you meet together ask each other a question like one of these for starters.

•“What is God doing in your life right now?”

•“What is God showing you from His Word?”

•“What one thing in your life is preventing you from enjoying God fully?”

•“In what ways re you currently leading your spouse and family closer to the Lord?”

•“How well are you loving your spouse right now?”

•“What are your greatest joys/challenges in walking with Jesus right now?”

•“What’s one thing you’d like to see Christ change in your life right now?”

•“What habit, thought pattern, or sin is eating your lunch right now?”

•“What can I pray with you about?”

•“To what extent are you representing Christ well to others?”

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