Welcome to “Hope Faith Revival”! In this guide, we will explore the profound importance of building a faith-based community that fosters fellowship and connection among its members. A strong community is essential for spiritual growth, support, and encouragement. Together, we will uncover the key principles and practical steps to create a close-knit community where individuals can strengthen their relationships with God and each other. Let’s embark on this journey of building a faith-based community that flourishes in love, grace, and unity.

  1. Understanding Union with Christ:

At the heart of building a faith-based community lies a shared understanding of union with Christ. Explore the profound teachings on this spiritual reality to anchor your community in Christ’s love and purpose.

  1. Embracing the Cross in Community Living:

Learn from Rankin Wilbourne’s insights on how to live each day in light of the cross in the context of community life. Discover practical wisdom and encouragement in “The Way Home” podcast hosted by Daniel Darling.

  1. Cultivating Mindfulness in Community:

Encourage mindfulness in your faith-based community by fostering reconnection with God and each other amidst life’s busyness. Discover the value of mindfulness in community living through the resource from ERLC on “Recovering Mindfulness”.

  1. Embracing Gospel-Centered Living:

A thriving faith-based community centers on the gospel of Christ. Explore how the gospel shapes our lives and relationships with insights from resources like “Does Christianity Make Life Harder?” and “The Path Between Lukewarm and Worn Out“.

  1. The Role of Doctrine in Community:

Healthy doctrine strengthens a faith-based community. Discover how sound doctrine can enhance spiritual growth and create a healthier community through the resource on “How Healthy Doctrine Makes a Healthier You“.

  1. Encouraging Disciple-Making in Community:

Inspire disciple-making within your faith-based community with encouragement and insights from “4 Encouragements for Disciple-Making in Deeply Established Churches“.

Congratulations on taking the steps to build a faith-based community that fosters fellowship, connection, and spiritual growth. By understanding union with Christ, embracing the cross, cultivating mindfulness, living gospel-centered lives, valuing doctrine, and encouraging disciple-making, your community will thrive in love and unity. Remember, the strength of your community lies in the hearts of its members, united in their faith and love for God. May this guide serve as a source of inspiration and practical advice as you embark on the rewarding journey of building a faith-based community that flourishes in grace and connection. Together, let us create a place where individuals can grow in their relationship with God and one another.


  1. Rankin Wilbourne. (n.d.). Union with Christ. Hank Unplugged Podcast and Shorts. Retrieved from https://www.equip.org/hank-unplugged-podcast-and-shorts/union-with-christ-with-rankin-wilbourne/
  2. Rankin Wilbourne & Brian Gregor. (2019, October). The Cross Before Me: Jesus as Lord in Your Suffering. Christianity Today. Retrieved from https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2019/october/rankin-wilbourne-brian-gregor-cross-before-me-jesus.html
  3. Rankin Wilbourne. (2019, October). The Way Home: Rankin Wilbourne on How to Live Everyday in Light of the Cross [Audio podcast]. Daniel Darling. Retrieved from https://danieldarling.com/2019/10/the-way-home-rankin-wilbourne-on-how-to-live-everyday-in-light-of-the-cross/
  4. Recovering Mindfulness: Relearning to Focus in a Multi-Tasking Society. (n.d.). Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Retrieved from https://erlc.com/resource-library/articles/recovering-mindfulness-relearning-to-focus-in-a-multi-tasking-society/
  5. Does Christianity Make Life Harder? (n.d.). Desiring God. Retrieved from https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/does-christianity-make-life-harder
  6. The Path Between Lukewarm and Worn Out. (n.d.). Desiring God. Retrieved from https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-path-between-lukewarm-and-worn-out
  7. How Healthy Doctrine Makes a Healthier You. (n.d.). For The Church. Retrieved from https://ftc.co/resource-library/blog-entries/how-healthy-doctrine-makes-a-healthier-you/
  8. 4 Encouragements for Disciple-Making in Deeply Established Churches. (n.d.). North Carolina Baptist. Retrieved from https://ncbaptist.org/article/4-encouragements-for-disciple-making-in-deeply-established-churches/