I Corinthians 12:12-27
Relating in the Spirit

Our relationships in the church are covenant relationships in that we are joined to one another through our common union with Christ. And the connections that we have beyond ourselves are vitally important because spiritual life and vitality flow through these connections. There is a vital spiritual function that is lost when we lose connection to each other.  Relating in the Spirit means that we protect spiritual unity, we respect the function of spiritual leadership, and we work to build capacity through spiritual networking.