Next Steps

All of us are on a journey when it comes to our faith. Occasionally it is helpful for us to reflect on where we are at in the journey right now in order to consider where God might be calling us to take the next step as disciples of Jesus Christ. There is no one size fits all approach for spiritual growth, but there are spiritual disciplines and other resources that have proven helpful to people over time. Here you will find a few questions for reflection to help you discern what a possible next step may be for you.


Questions for reflection

Where am I seeing growth in my walk with Jesus?


Where do I feel I've grown tired or stuck in my walk with Jesus?


What next step can I take to grow in my faith? How am I going to do this?


What activities may I need to reduce my involvement in or step away from in order to create more space to grow spiritually?


What resources do I need in order to take the next step? 

Resources

Bible Resources-

YouVersion- This online Bible resource includes many great online devotional and study resources as well as one of the most popular mobile Bible apps available.


Prayer resources-

10 Ways to Improve Your Prayer Life- This article gives some practical considerations and encouragement for those looking to more faithfully engage in prayer. 


The Upper Room prayer resources page- This site contains articles on various types of prayer as well as recommended methods for engaging in prayer.


Books-

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices that Transform Us by Adele Calhoun- This  is a great resource for engaging in different spiritual disciplines that provides a brief overview and suggested exercises to help the reader start to explore different practices. 


The Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster- This look at spiritual disciplines digs deep into the purpose and heart behind various disciplines and how they help foster transformation in the life of the believer.


If you have questions or are looking for further recommendations for next steps, contact Matt.