“Life is too short – so find a class, a group of people, an adventure and make it a part of your 2018”
I often hear the phrase ‘Spiritual Growth’ associated with things like going to church, taking a class, joining a small group or going on a mission trip. I believe what these things do for you are better defined by the phrase ‘Spiritual Confidence’. Here’s what I mean:
When I listen to a pastor speak on a particular issue or biblical passage, I let his/her words roll around in my thinking and whether I agree or disagree with them is less the issue than the fact that it allows me to form my own thoughts and feelings around that topic. The same is true for a class I would attend, or a mission trip I would go on, and I gain spiritual confidence that I am getting a grip on new areas.
That is the spiritual journey. The bottom line is that God created us to learn, explore, discover and to fill our minds and our memories with the things that He has surrounded us with.
That is why you are prompted to pick this catalog up and venture toward an opportunity you will see in these pages, frankly because you want to get on with the adventure, you want to reengage. Life is too short – so find a class, a group of people, an adventure and make it a part of your 2018, and come to the end of this year and be different because of it.
Spiritual Confidence is built when you do stuff, when you take a chance and step out…so what are you waiting for!
- Pastor Dan