Essential Disciplines

Spiritual growth does not happen by accident. Christians over the centuries have learned that we need to work at bringing our wayward mind and body into alignment with God’s purposes. We need to develop strong spiritual habits that will enable us to withstand challenges and to serve in this world. We have identified four spiritual habits, or disciplines, that we must cultivate:

  1. Bible Reading (Part 1 and Part 2)
  2. Prayer (Part 1 and Part 2)
  3. Giving & Stewardship (Part 1 and Part 2)
  4. Sharing Our Faith (Part 1 and Part 2)

As with any discipline, it takes time and effort before any of these practices become an everyday part of our lives. We can begin, however, to take small steps, and, over time, these small steps can carry us a long way.

To learn these disciplines, we offer the following options:

  1. Read about them online (see links, above).
  2. Watch videos on YouTube
  3. Listen to podcasts
  4. Read our guide on Kindle
  5. Get a paperback workbook

In additions, we offer a few other resources:

  1. A Spiritual Gift Assessment
  2. Small Group Discussion Guides
  3. Bible Study Resources