How do we grow in Jesus? How can we become more like Him? How can our lives be a reflection of the resurrection life of His kingdom at work within us? We're glad you asked.
You will need a plan. You will need others. You will need Jesus leading you along the way. We're here to help and we would love to come alongside as you take your own journey of spiritual growth with Jesus. We believe that Jesus is Truth and His Word gives life. (His words, not ours!) He speaks through His living Word, through prayer, and through community. So, we invite you to jump into all three. On this page, you will find:
1. Reading plans for jumping into Scripture this year.
2. Opportunities to grow in your prayer life.
3. The opportunity to connect with a spiritual growth advisor.
4. Other resources we have found helpful in our own growth in Christ.
Option number 3 is a new one for us. We feel a nudge form Jesus to offer customized guidance and counsel for anyone that wants it. This could be a quick, initial conversation over email. An opportunity to meet face to face - just once, or several times. Or it might get you connected to a group or some new friendships. Whatever you need to grow in Jesus, we are here to help.
This plan takes you on a journey through all four Gospels in ninety days. Each book includes videos specifically designed to enhance your understanding and engagement with Scripture.
One Story that Leads to Jesus is a plan designed by BibleProject to inspire and equip you to read through the entire Bible in one year. This plan incorporates over 150 animated videos to engage you in the Bible’s brilliant literary design and flow of thought. Choose this one-year reading plan for an epic learning journey that helps you experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus.
Through my ongoing relationship with Life Model Works and ThriveToday, I'm learning how to be more present with joy and peace. Learning how to stay relational in the midst of the trouble in this world and even have a pathway back to joy. I'm becoming a better version of myself with more maturity and less fear. I'm learning how to be a gentle protector! I love this podcast because the episodes are short and great reminders of the things I'm learning and spreading to others.
The Burden Is Light: Liberating Your Life from the Tyranny of Performance and Success Jon Tyson's exploration of the reverse economy of the kingdom frees his readers from not only having to earn their salvation but also earn their sense of worth. Life is not meant to be a series of competitions or survival of the fittest, yet the dominant voices in our culture scream that we are only as valuable as our popularity, success, status or social recognition. This book offers another way forward. It shows readers the freedom of Jesus light and easy yoke as opposed to the tyrannical yoke of cultural approval or applause. This is a must-read for those exhausted from having to invent or perform their identity or conjure up a sense of destiny.
In a new season of motherhood, I find myself more aware of my weaknesses than ever before. I'm constantly in need of reminders that in my weakness, the Lord is strong. This devotional provides me with quick encouragement and scripture for the hard everyday moments.
Pursue the humility of Jesus, both as individuals and as a church.
Confess our own desire for recognition and ask that Jesus be exalted.
Turn from worldly wisdom and power to humbly follow the way of the cross.
Recognize our complete dependence on Jesus and his power.
Obey the greatest commandment to love him with all of our being and all that we have.
Live by the power of the crucified and resurrected Christ and his sacrificial love for us.
Believe the absolute truth of God's word and live it by keeping his commandments. In so doing, we reveal the love of God in our hearts
Marvel in wonder at the love the Lord has for us.
Strive to be those who repair, build up, and bring together through the love of Jesus.
See our fellow God-image bearers the way Jesus sees them.
Heed the second greatest commandment: to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
Obey Jesus's command to show mercy to our neighbors.
Love our enemies and pray for the peace that Jesus offers us through the gospel.
Grow in our love for the body of Christ and the world.