Resources for Growing

Plan for Spiritual Growth

1. Read your Bible regularly
Find a Bible reading plan that’s right for you (plans can be found below).  A plan will keep you from missing anything God has written in His Word. The easiest way to train in the faith is to make Bible reading a priority.

2. Meet with other believers regularly
The reason we attend church or gather with other believers regularly is for teaching, fellowship, worship, communion, prayer and to build one another up in the faith (Acts 2:42-47) "So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added. They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." Participating in the body of Christ is fundamental to spiritual growth. 

3. Get involved in ministry
Our churches offers small groups and many ministry opportunities. Pray and ask God where you should “plug in.” It’s the people who really “get plugged in” that grow in their walk with Christ. Sometimes this takes a little time, but we offer classes or Pastors to help you find the place that’s right for you. Don’t get discouraged if the first thing you try doesn't seem to fit.

4. Pray daily
Prayer is simply talking to God.  Just be yourself. Give thanks to the Lord daily for your salvation. Pray for others in need. Pray for direction. Pray for the Lord to fill you daily with His Holy Spirit.  You can pray with your eyes closed or open, while sitting or standing, kneeling or lying on your bed, anywhere, anytime. So begin to make prayer a part of your daily routine.

Printable Bible Reading Plans
60 Day Bible Overview Plan
180 Day Bible Overview Plan
Chronological Reading Plan
30 Days with Jesus Plan
30 Days for New Christians Plan
Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, & Proverbs Plan

Online Daily Devotionals & Resources
 My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
The Discipleship Place :: Learn, Grow, Lead
Holiness Today :: Nazarene Communications Network

Mobile Apps
YouVersion Bible App :: A Bible app with many translations and customized reading plans with daily reminders for your phone or mobile device.
Columbianaz :: Did you know we had our own app? It offers daily customized biblical content on your phone.  You can set how often and at what time of day that you will be prompted to read a version and then respond to it.  Search for "Columbianaz" in iTunes or Google Play.
Pray As You Go :: A daily prayer session, designed for use on a mobile device, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly while travelling to and from work, study, etc.

Printable Resources
Three Approaches to Reading the Bible
Guide for Prayer
Guide for Personal Growth & Devotional Time