Based on Richard Foster’s book “Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth.”

A home improvement store uses the tagline, “You Can Do It. We Can Help” to encourage people doing their own home improvement and renovation projects.

In a similar way, the role of the church is to help equip individuals to grow, mature and develop their spiritual life and their relationship with God. The church can also say, “You Can Do It. We Can Help.”

As we face a winter in which it will continue to be difficult to meet in person, one of the best things we can do as a church is to give you the tools you need to renovate and improve your spiritual life.

The tools we see people use in the Bible and throughout Christian history are called spiritual disciplines. These are practices that we actually do (we don’t just talk about them) like meditation, prayer, fasting, study, simplicity, solitude and more that shape and form our spirit and put us in a place where it’s much more likely we will encounter and hear from the Lord.

We are encouraging people to get a copy of Richard Foster’s book, and we’re encouraging all our small groups and Bible studies to consider being part of our 12-week focus on “Tools to Build Your Spiritual Life.”

Especially because we can’t gather in large groups, there is a sense of unity we can still foster in participating and knowing we’re all reading, discussing and seeking to practice the same material.

We will kick off this new series on January 3 and will be encouraging groups to discuss each “tool” or discipline during the week following each message.

Our daily devotion time will also be using Richard Foster’s book.

We encourage you to purchase your own copy of Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth.

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We hope you will participate with us so that your spiritual toolbox will be full and ready to help you renovate your heart and soul.

Doug Scalise

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