Building friendships is an indication of a healthy member. Biblical friendship involves the idea of loving as well as being loved.
The Greek word Koinonia is translated as “fellowship” and literally it means “to share with someone something.” Koinonia becomes a way to express our life and love together as a community, as friends. Koinonia is the place where we share life together; sharing means to be present and engaged within each other’s lives. It is the building up of relationships that lead to friendship which make for a healthy congregation.
Sang H. Lee’s words “God calls and gathers together the community of faith, the new “ethos” in and through which is God’s intention for the whole race. The Bible portrays this new ethos as a new family, the household of God.” Building friendships is a sign of a healthy member.