Friendship is one of life’s greatest gifts and something intended for all of us enjoy. Here are some books, tips, and opportunities for you to help cultivate friendship!

Remember to leave a comment/story about your best friend in the comments selection below. We will be drawing two winners Friday morning for $10 Starbucks gift cards!

I hope you have a great week and we look forward to seeing  you next Sunday!


Here are some books that relate to friendships and relationships:

The Accountable Man – A great book for men that want to begin a discipleship / accountability group.

Safe People – A book by Drs. Cloud and Townsend about finding relationships that are good for you and how to avoid those that aren’t.

How to be a Best Friend Forever – A book about making and keeping lifetime relationships.


Here are 5 tips if you are looking to take a friendship to another level or begin some sort of discipleship / accountability group:

  • Confidence – Whatever is said within the group, STAYS in the group!
  • Candor – You need to be completely open and honest with each other.
  • Consistency – Meet weekly; same time, same place.
  • Curriculum – Pick a book of the Bible; discuss 1 chapter each week.
  • Contact – Talk to those in your group throughout the week (call, email, text).

One of the best way to grow a friendship or make friends is to serve, volunteer, or join a study.

Serving / Growing Opportunities (Sign up for any of these online.)

  • Ladies’ Thursday Night Out – Olive Garden on April 16
  • Springhill Volunteers – June 8-12
  • Ladies Bible Study – Missing Pieces by Jennifer Rothschild
  • Serving Opportunities – Lots of way you could serve the body individually or as a team

Thursday Morning Men’s Study – This is an ongoing study that meets weekly at 6:30am in the Heavenly Grounds Café. Contact Dustin ( for more information.

Message Title: Life Together
Series: Conversations About Friendship
Message Date: April 12, 2015
Speaker: Dustin Kaehr

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