8 Ways To Grow In 2011

The first Sunday of 2011 Gary Thompson, Pastor of Adult Ministries at Eastridge, challenged us to let 2011 be a year of growth. Not numeric growth, mind you, but spiritual growth. He shared with us eight different ways we could insure an upward trend in our spiritual development. And since it is already February..I thought now would be a good time to revisit those eight bullet points and maybe gauge our progress thus far.

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18

The reason we exist as an organization is to make disciples who follow Jesus Christ.

We believe a disciple is someone who is actively Loving God, Loving People and Serving Others.

And the eight ways to grow in 2011 follow that definition of a disciple who:

Loves God..

Loves People..

  • by connecting in a growth group..Acts 2:43-47 (click here to learn more about and sign up for a group)
  • by putting others’ needs ahead of my own..Hebrews 13:16

Serves Others..

  • by finding a ministry..Mark 10:43-45
  • by considering myself a missionary to my community and the world..Acts 1:9

So..how are you doing?

Does your spiritual growth chart trend up?

Shouldn’t it be normal for us to trend upward?

(to watch the entire sermon click here)

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