Pathway for Spiritual Growth
Our faith is a lifelong journey of peaks and valleys. The Pathway for Spiritual Growth is like a map or guide for your journey of faith. The essential practices in the four areas of the Pathway are meant to help you as you seek to become a devoted follower of Christ.
A great way to start is with:
Meet and Greet with Pastor Eric
Held every other month after worship.
Watch for announcements.
CONNECT CLASSES AT COLLEGE UMC: The Connect Classes are 1 session each which lasts about an hour. They can be taken in any order and are offered two or three times per year. Watch for the dates or ask us.
We offer four Connect Classes which teach the areas of the Pathway:
Christian Beliefs (Knowing Christ)
Spiritual Practices (Growing in Christ)
Gifts and Abilities (Serving Christ)
Partnering (Sharing Christ)
Each of the classes deals with one of the areas below:
Knowing Christ - Building a personal relationship with Christ, exploring questions of faith, and understanding and applying scripture to our lives. (Worship, reading and reflecting on scripture, learning about the teachings of Jesus and the Bible)
Growing in Christ - Growing to be more like Jesus and being guided by the Holy Spirit in everyday life.
(Prayer, devotional time, meditation, learning with others in small groups)
Serving Christ - Putting our love of God into practice through acts of compassion, serving others and the church, and being the presence of Christ beyond our walls. (Using our gifts and abilities, finding places to serve)
Sharing Christ - Being willing to share our faith with others through word and action and partnering with the church by our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. (Support for the church, building relationships and inviting others)