Want to make your own spiritual growth map now?
FaithPoint often uses the language of taking the next faithful steps to where God is calling you personally. For the FaithPoint community the base camp image is perfect for thinking about our spiritual journey. This this the stating place as well as a place to regroup and try something new.
As we journey together though our Base Camp teaching series, this page will begin to be populated with resources that will help you develop a holistic spiritual growth plan. Weather you are just starting out, encountering faith questions for the first time, or you have been engaged in growing your walk with Jesus for years there is something more for you. Our hope during this series is that you might develop a plan to grow your own faith.
Our goal is to have this be a place anyone can come and make a plan. So if you are part of FaithPoint’s Urbana campus or FaithPoint online use this to help your personal growth. If you stumbled on this page and don’t have a faith community, let us help you find one that connects with you. If you are connected with a church and our spiritual pathway model looks like something you could make use of, please take any part you would like to use in your ministry or give us a shout and we can send you the original documents.
We believe we have something that can transform lives and communities. So come and explore Base Camp with us.
The personal: This is the discernment that happens between you and God. Taking all of the prayer time, scripture reading, your understanding of tradition, reason and experience you ask the question, “Where is God leading my next steps?”
The corporate happens with people you trust in your life, who want the best for you. At FaithPoint we encourage everyone to surround themselves with these trusted individuals through Life groups. These are the small ministry groups that come together to be more faithful followers of Jesus, and share life together. Take a listen to a little audio clip from Pastor Chris about the changes we are making to our
More resources for Personal discernment and Life groups:
A wonderful first step if you are looking to try out a Life Group is our own page on this site for active life groups that you may want to connect with.
The United Methodist Church (FaithPoint’s denomination) was grounded early on through the use of Life Groups called class meetings. The founder of the Methodist movement John Wesley was insistent that you needed these groups to grow spiritually and so you could be encouraged to grow. There have been a number of books and resources about this kind of meeting. Below are a few that would be good to check out:
Why?: Making Sense of God’s Will
How Is It With Your Soul: Director’s Guide for Use With This Day (How Is It With Your Soul?)
The Class Meeting: Reclaiming a Forgotten (and Essential) Small Group Experience
listen to some further thoughts about our glorify area and then check out some of the resources we have linked toThe Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God’s Call to Justice
Worship on Earth as It Is in Heaven: Exploring Worship as a Spiritual Discipline
Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Disciplines (Pocket Classics)
Sabbath as Resistance:
Wonder, Fear, and Longing: A Book of Prayers
Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey into Meditative Prayer (Renovare Resources)
Listen to some of Pastor Chris’ thoughts and check out some of the resources below
Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today
The Making of an Ordinary Saint: My Journey from Frustration to Joy with the Spiritual Disciplines
Celebration of Discipline
Devotional Classics: Revised Edition: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups
The Spirit of the Disciplines
The Go ministries at FaithPoint are critical to who we are and why we exist. We are reaching wide into our community to share the Good News with those who have not heard it, have walked away for a season or who need to rediscover what a vibrant faith is lived like. In serving the community and not just one another we are able to see what matters and serve in a way that blesses the community and deepens our understanding of God.