Grow

Sensing a desire to grow or to find more peace in your spiritual life? We’d love to walk with you as we learn from stories of scripture and followers of Jesus throughout time. Not sure where to begin? Start here.

 

DISCIPLE GROWTH GUIDE
GET INFORMATION ON FUTURE FOLLOW THE WAY COURSES

FOLLOW THE WAY COURSES

 

Many disciples have gone before us on The Pathway as they followed Jesus. Through short-term classes on topics of scripture, theology, and Christian practice, we learn from their stories in order to encourage, enhance, and challenge our lives as disciples.

 

Current Courses:

SEEING GOD IN EVERYDAY LIFE: HOW TO UNDERSTAND GOD’S STORY & YOUR STORY Led by Brady Banks 

Do you yearn to see God in your daily interactions? Do you want to explore new ways for identifying God’s presence in the midst of life’s joys, sufferings, and work? Do you wonder how your story connects with God’s Story? Are you unsure of what God’s Story even is? Join Brady Banks for an introduction to the grand movements of the biblical narrative and learn how to grow your scriptural and spiritual imagination to see God in all things.

Meets Sunday mornings 1:00pm – 2:30pm (on Zoom) 

7 sessions; July 12th – August 23rd

    

(RE)IMAGINING MISSION
Led by Sarah Wheatley

This course seeks to stretch our imaginations for what is possible through the church’s mission. Drawing on real examples of churches practicing innovative ministry in their contexts, the legacy of the Methodist movement, stories from scripture, and your own experiences, we will build a shared understanding of mission, use tools to think critically about practices of service, and look toward learning about our own communities through relationships. If you’re in a volunteering rut, in need of some missional inspiration, or longing for the church to better harness the power of outreach, this course is for you. 

Meets Sunday afternoons 3:30pm – 5:00pm (on Zoom)

7 sessions; July 12th – August 23rd

 

DWELLING WITH GOD: A SURVEY OF SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
Led by Rev. Kristin Clark-Banks

God is nearer to us than our breath. And yet, it can be hard to remember that truth in the flurry of day-to-day life. Whether you’re seeking new ways to connect with God, want to be more consistent in your spiritual discipline, or doubt whether you’ve ever heard God speak to you, join us as we connect with God through spiritual practice. Together, we will learn, practice, and reflect on a variety of spiritual practices ranging from the inward, outward, personal, and communal.

Meets Tuesday evenings 6:00pm – 7:30pm (on Zoom)

7 sessions; July 14th – August 25th 

Disciple Growth Guide

We’ve created a tool to help you self-assess where you are in your spiritual walk – both to celebrate where God’s grace has already been at work in your life, and to prayerfully reflect on an area where you’re sensing a desire to grow.

 

Use this tool anytime. You can revisit it later. At the end, the website will suggest some resources and Next Steps you might take – no obligations included. Take some quiet time to think and pray about it. If you’d like a conversation partner, we’d be honored.

 

USE THE GUIDE

HELPFUL RESOURCES ALONG THE WAY

Would you like to do some reading on your own? Check out our suggested resources guide, which features both historical and contemporary resources. And, be sure to visit our church library, located right across from the church office (top parking lot building).

 

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