Ways to Grow in Faith

How to Read the Bible

The Bible contains 66 books and was written by more than 40 authors, inspired by the Holy Spirit,  over a period of roughly 1,500 years – spanning three different continents with three different languages. Some of the  authors were shepherds, poets, prophets, tax collector, doctors, and kings. It is history, poetry, songs, parables, tragedies, teachings, and prophecies. It ends with how it begins – with God creating something new in the book of Genesis all the way to Revelation with God redeeming creation and establishing the New Heavens and New Earth. Learn how to mine the depths of the wonder and beauty of God's Holy Word. 

Learning about Prayer

“God shapes the world by prayer.” 
“Prayers outlive the lives of those who uttered them; outlive a generation, outlive an age, outlive a world.” (E. M. Bounds)
Prayer is so vital to our Christian walk, and yet, if we are honest, we must confess that prayer can be a struggle.  What should I pray? Why do I struggle to make time to pray? Why can't I concentrate when I pray?  If you struggle with these questions, you are not alone.  Find some ways to live into what the Apostle Paul told us to do in 1 Thessalonians 5: "Rejoice always,  pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."

Spending time with God

Spiritual Disciplines are practices that help promote spiritual growth among believers. Disciplines like fasting, silence, solitude, journaling, meditating, memorizing Scripture, community, confession, worship, and so much more are practices that can help us grow closer to Jesus!  Not sure what some of the disciplines mean or how to practice them? No worries! We want to help you learn more about them and how to practice them. It will take work to engage the spiritual disciplines, but it will be worth it.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can grow in our love and knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ!  (2 Peter 3:18)