Four Essential Phases of Building Relationships
February 5, 2019
You don’t ask someone to marry you on the first date…do you?
The correct answer is “No.”
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As we seek to build relationships with new people, we have to remember it’s a process. Building relationships takes time. While some relationships unfold quickly, most go through at least four phases. Not all relationships will move through each phase. Some won’t get past phase 1.
In this episode, we’ll explore the four phases of building relationships. Remember, following Jesus is about being in relationships with Christ, community, and other followers of Jesus. We explore four essential phases of building relationships with those beyond the walls of the church and with other leaders in the church.
All four phases are needed to get to the place where focusing on disciple-making can happen. As you’ll hear, this episode builds on Episode 050 – 052. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Episode 050 – 052, this episode stands alone.
We’ll journey from gas stations to meeting rooms and restaurants to remembering who God created you to be. Join us as we continue the journey of practicing vulnerability and daring to lead.
Mentioned in this Episode
You can find other episodes we referenced in this episode at these links:
Episode 050: What Gets in the Way of Disciple-Making?
Episode 051: We Have a Disciple-Making Problem