Is Fellowship a Tool?

I have a question today:  Is fellowship a tool?

I’m working on something that goes into the tools that Christians use.  Normally, Bible study, meditation, fasting and prayer are all called “tools” that are used in the Christian walk.

Well, what about fellowship?  I’m tempted to say that’s not a tool.  I usually liken it more to spiritual food than anything else.  However, Bible study is also like spiritual food.

So, is it a tool or is it something else?


  1. I think it could be considered as a tool. For instance, consider 1 Thessalonians 5:11. If we are each supposed to encourage, exhort, and edify one another, then shouldn't we also be encouraged, exhorted, and edified by others in return?

    Although, we shouldn't view fellowship as something that we use for our own gain because our mindset should be focused on giving to others; however, it cannot be denied that if everyone does their giving that everyone also receives.