This post is part of a series we’ve created to help you explore spiritual habits. Learn more about this series and find all the posts by clicking here.

Communal habits advance God’s mission for us to love him and love others through relationship. They help us learn from others and invest in others. Here are a few common communal practices and links to learn more. They are listed alphabetically.

ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS

To build an honest and deep relationship with another person so that you can help one another make wise choices, fight temptation, and maintain priorities that align with God’s call on your lives. 

Why Accountability Matters by Trillia Newbell, featured by Desiring God Ministries

 

DISCIPLING & MENTORING

Encouraging someone or being encouraged by someone on their/your journey to be more like Jesus.

Leading Discipleship/Being a Mentor: Small Batch Discipleship by Tracy Sullivan
Being Discipled/Mentored: 10 Tips for Finding the Mentor You Need by Margaret Feinberg, featured by LifeWay

 

FELLOWSHIP GROUP

To regularly gather with a group in order to study God’s word, do life together, and point each other toward God. Also known as small groups, life groups, discipleship groups, etc.

Many of the resources on fellowship groups are directed toward church and group leaders. The best way to get familiar with formal opportunities available to you is to contact your local church body for information.

 

HOSPITALITY

Sharing your home and personal resources with others in order to demonstrate God’s love to friends and strangers alike.

The Turquoise Table: Finding Community & Connection in Your Own Front Yard by Kristin Schell
The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield

 

SERVICE

Offering your time, treasures, and talents to care for, mentor, provide for, or protect others.

Love Them More, Need Them Less by Stephen Witmer, featured by Desiring God Ministries

 

WITNESS

Sharing God’s truth and grace with a world in need of his transforming love.

Radical by David Platt
The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson

 

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