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Wendy and Sarah

To Trust and Be Trusted

Published On September 18, 2023

“There are such blessings in learning how to trust and be trusted by someone else” Wendy recalls about her Discipleship Conversation partner, Sarah. The pair have been meeting regularly for the past two years to have intentional conversations about their faith and daily lives. From meeting for lunch to calling in the carpool line, the two women have shown up for each other and found ways to point each other back to God in all circumstances.

In our busy lives, we rarely pause to think about our spiritual lives, let alone talk about them with someone else. Discipleship Conversations create the space for us to listen and encourage one another. Sarah “was craving wisdom and perspective that [she] was not getting from her peers,” so she was immediately interested when she saw a sign-up form in the Worship Guide.

Wendy was new to the area and craved relationships with people that would do life with her and ask the hard questions. Discipleship Conversations offered her an opportunity “investing time and relationships in people because that’s when the church becomes the church. It knits our hearts and minds together in a way that allows us to truly function as the body of Christ.”

As life changes, so do our needs. Sarah and Wendy have adapted the conversations to build each other up in every season of life. Each one brings new perspectives to the table that have led to a give and take relationship. At the heart of all their conversations is the desire to grow in their relationship with God, whether that is through prayer, studying the Bible, or just talking through some of their current struggles. Discipleship Conversations gives people the space to talk through tough topics and the flexibility for it to become exactly what you need in that season of life.

To grow in our faith, requires intentional steps but we were never meant to walk this life alone. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17).

Learn how you can grow in your faith through Discipleship Conversations at HP Pres by signing up at hppres.org/discipleship-conversations.

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