by Rob Campbell
If you havenâ€™t read Joelâ€™s blog from yesterday, then please do. Further, check out the comments from others. They are good and insightful.
Joel asks two questions.
1. Is it possible to be a cell leader and at the same time a relational dud? (relationally dysfunctional).
2. How do we assure that future cell leaders (disciple-makers) are relationally well-adjusted and growing in the one-anothers?
I tempted not to touch question #1 with a ten foot pole, but let me provide one thought. One has to be attractive in order to attract others to Christ. Iâ€™m not talking â€œphysical attraction,â€ but the joy, life, hope of Jesus needs to be apparent. I propose the following question that links with this thought: If you could give away your Christianity to a not-yet believer for a 24 hour period, would he/she keep it or give it back to you?
Let me move to question #2. Two thoughts come to mind. First, relational/spiritual growth is plausible when we embrace a heart of brokenness meshed with humility. We simply cannot grow deeper with God and closer to others without this heart attitude. Next, Proverbs 27:17 seems to grant us an answer that is worth investigating. Check it out!
Finally, if you are jazzed by Joelâ€™s inquiries, then please consider reading Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and the Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero.