A relationship is where influence takes root. Our expression, the way we live our lives, can be someone else’s encounter. As believers, every where we go we carry with us the integrity of His image and the influence of His love. Our encounter with Christ is meant to be shared, rather than held onto. Influence gets formed within and moves outward. These ripple effects touch others who in turn impact the places where they’ve been planted. Making disciples is what happens outside of Sunday morning and the church walls “as we go” about our normal day. Influence has a responsibility for those within its care. We must start with love because love compels and love fills. Love wants the best for another person.