We love to create opportunities for our middle and high school students to build community and grow in their faith. Our volunteer leaders do a great job of coming alongside parents and families to help guide students in their walk with God. Here are a few of those opportunities.
Below is a list of what's going on:
Rhythms of a Disciple
With or Without knowing it, you have a rhythm to your life. The things that you do routinely that shape the kind of person you are. When it comes to living a Christian life, there should be a rhythm to it too. Jesus and his disciples lived by certain rhythms. Things they did daily, things they did weekly, things they did intentionally that kept his walk with the Father strong.
And anyone who follows Jesus, who would call themselves a Christian should also be living in these rhythms. In fact, those rhythms should replace or at least impact the other rhythms we develop in life.
Over the course of this 6 session series we’ll use the is acronym H-A-B-I-T-S to teach 6 crutial spiritual disciplines:
Hunger for Righteousness
Abiding with God
Telling the Story
This is just a memory tool for SOME of the regular rhythms we can get into with God. There are many others. Traditionally they are called “spiritual disciplines” or “spiritual formation.” But these 6 are a great place to start.
1: Hunger For Righteousness
2: Abide with God
3: Bible Internalization
4: Intentional Relationships
5: Serving Others
Here's another great resource for learning to live like Jesus.
Hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality, Celebration of Discipline explores the "classic Disciplines," or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith. Along the way, Foster shows that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found.
Dividing the Disciplines into three movements of the Spirit, Foster shows how each of these areas contribute to a balanced spiritual life. The inward Disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study offer avenues of personal examination and change. The outward Disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service help prepare us to make the world a better place. The corporate Disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration bring us nearer to one another and to God.