Spiritual Growth Plan 2022
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
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
- Become a prayer partner for an international missionary/organization (details below)
- If possible, go on a mission trip this fall
Courses | Digging Deeper & Foundations
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.
Seminar #1: 15 Essential Biblical Texts
Dates: April 4 – May 9 (Monday evenings)
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Cost: $45.00 (scholarships available)
Seminar #1: Foundations 101
Dates: May 16 – June 13 (Monday Evenings)
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will help you make the connection.