Spiritual Growth Plan 2022

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In Luke 2:52 we read that, “…Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” This is exactly the vision that God has for each of us. God wants our lives to reflect the character of Jesus and when we do, God is pleased, and others are blessed.

In his book, The Discipling Culture, Mike Breen wrote: “Jesus lived out his life in three relationships: Up—with his Father; In—with his chosen followers; Out—with the hurting world around him”.

The Up, In, and Out triangle for spiritual growth is a great way to think about your spiritual journey. The 2022 OTCC SGP provides the participant with intentional opportunities to grow this year in each of these three directions. Take a look at the opportunities for you to grow and make the commitment in 2022 to grow to be more like Jesus!

 Up with God

  • Commit to an Intentional Worship Plan (IWP) for 2022 (click here)
  • Commit to growing in generosity in 2022
  • Enroll in the Digging Deeper or Foundations Bible study cohort for 2022 (info below)
  • Participate in the Lord’s Prayer video seminar by N.T. Wright
  • Join a Sunday morning Bible study group
  • Take a guided personal spiritual retreat in 2022 (details below)

In with the Community of Faith

  • Join a Table Group
  • Join a ministry service team
  • Discern your spiritual gift(s) and be intentional about how you can serve the church in your giftedness
  • Become a congregational prayer champion

Out with the World

  • Join a mission service team (click here)
  • Develop a plan to connect with 10 new neighbors in 2022
  • Help coordinate and participate in a OTCC Loves ALX event (sign-up)
  • Become a prayer partner for an international missionary/organization (details below)
  • If possible, go on a mission trip this fall

Next Steps

We want to help you develop your 2022 Spiritual Growth Plan. Here’s what to do next:

Commit: Prayerfully commit to being intentional about your spiritual growth in 2022.

Connect: Schedule a Zoom appointment with one of the pastors to discuss your 2022 plan.

Customize: Review the OTCC SGP and consider how we can help you grow Up, In, and Out.

To schedule a Zoom appointment with Pastor Phil or Brian please email amarku@oldtown.cc

Resources

Foundations and Digging Deeper Cohorts

There are two cohorts that will each engage in two Bible study experiences together in 2022. Participants are required to commit to participate in both the spring and fall sessions. Pastor Brian will teach the Foundations cohort that explores foundations of Christian faith. Pastor Phil will lead the Digging Deeper cohort which will include video seminars taught by Professor N.T. Wright and group discussion. Registration will open in late January.

Foundations

Seminar #1: Foundations 101

Dates: March 8 – April 5 (Tuesday Evenings)

Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

 

Seminar #2: Foundations 102

Dates: September 13 – October 11 (Tuesday Evenings)

Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

Digging Deeper

Seminar #1: 15 Essential Biblical Texts

Dates: March 7-April 11 (Monday Evenings)

Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

Cost: $45.00 (scholarships available)

 

Seminar #2: Themes in the Gospel of John

Dates: September 12-October 17

Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

Cost: $70.00 (scholarships available)

Guided Personal Spiritual Retreat

Pastors Phil and Brian along with Brian Caperton (music) will help facilitate a guided spiritual retreat for interested OTCCers. The purpose of a guided personal spiritual retreat is to give OTCCers the opportunity break away from the daily routine in order to connect with God in a fresh new way. Registration will open in March.

Date: May 12-14

Location: TBD

Cost: $150.00 (includes lodging and meals)

Become a Prayer Partner With an International Missionary or Organization

Orphan Network – Nicaragua

Ben & Anna Finfrock – Paris, France

Israel Quintani – Lisbon, Portugal

If you’d like to connect with some of our friends serving internationally and become a prayer partner with them in 2022, please contact Pastor Brian (bhoysa@oldtown.cc) who will help you make the connection.