Making Peace Participant’s Manual
Growing Redemptive Community
Making Peace is designed to help you and your church grow redemptive community. This participant manual is designed for you to learn and interact with other believers through guided teaching, personal exercises and group dialog.
All believers are called into a way of life that makes peace. The place God has given for this is the church – the called out, called together community of believers. The Church is God’s agent for reconciliation in the world. This resource may be helpful for personal growth and individual study, but is designed to be explored and practiced in the context of biblical community. In fact, the premise of the enclosed material is that the full purposes and blessings of biblical reconciliation cannot take place outside of the church. Biblical confession, rebuke, discipline, forgiveness and restoration all imply and require the church. That is why we encourage you to discover and learn from these materials with other believers, applying the lessons to real-life, actual events in your fellowship.