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5 Expectations We Should Have for One Another

Think of these as the rules that should govern not just your time together as a group, but the rest of your life as well. Imagine what a community might look like if everyone was committed to living out these simple principles:
  • Graciously speak the truth at all times.
  • Attempt to meet the needs of those around you if it is within your ability.
  • Give your best effort, particularly when you are being compensated.
  • Assume people's actions are motivated by the best of intentions.
  • Think first of the possibilities rather than the obstacles.

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