On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins, and Drew Hunter discuss the importance of friendship in the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, Made for Friendship: The Relationship That Halves Our Sorrows and Doubles Our Joys (Crossway, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Discovering how and why to pursue friendship in marriage.
  • Learning how to fight burnout in ministry by cultivating friendship with our spouse and others.
  • The importance of affirming and encouraging one another in friendship.
  • Some practical advice to minister to a friend in deep distress.
  • In what way friendship is the ultimate end of our existence and the highest source of happiness.
  • How technology can hinder our friendships.
  • Real friendship as the missing medicine for many of our afflictions.
  • The six unique joys of friendship.
  • Some of the characteristics that define true friendship.
  • Beginning to cultivate better friendships.
  • Cultivating friendship and pulling up the relational weeds that invest our friendships.
  • Friendship with Jesus as the apex of the glory of God.
  • Learning to cultivate daily friendship with Christ.

About the Guest

Drew Hunter (MA, Wheaton College) is the teaching pastor at Zionsville Fellowship in Zionsville, Indiana. He previously served as a minister for young adults at Grace Church of DuPage and taught religious studies at College of DuPage. Drew and his wife, Christina, live in Zionsville, Indiana, and have three children.

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