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Spiritual Disciplines to GROW

Once you come to know Jesus as the One Who has pursued a continuing LOVE relationship with you that is real and personal, growing spiritually is the next step.  Helping to facilitate spiritual formation (ongoing spiritual growth and maturity) is our privilege here at C4L.  

We call it discipleship. So did Jesus!  Jesus made a way for us to have LIFE and FREEDOM and it is our honor to help you FIND it and LIVE it through discipleship!  Below you will find some opportunities for you to do just that...GROW into FREE & CHANGED DISCIPLES of JESUS! 

  • Get Baptized

    Your decision to follow Jesus Christ as your personal Savior is the most important decision you have ever made in your life! After salvation, the Bible commands us to be baptized in water – like Jesus was. 

    Having been buried with Him in baptism,

    you also have been raised with Him through

    your faith in the power of God Who raised

    Him from the dead.  Colossians 2:12 NET

    More reasons to be baptized: 

    • Jesus told us to be baptized (Matthew 28:19)
    • Jesus was baptized (Matthew 3:13-17)
    • It represents what happened when you chose to make Jesus Lord of your life (Romans 6:1-11)

    We will schedule a baptism service anytime someone is interested in being baptized!  Contact us at info.connect4lifechurch.com.  

  • Read your Bible everyday to get to know Jesus better

    The Bible is God's very own words to us...He gave it to show us how we can have a continuing real and personal relationship with Him.  Reading it & meditating on it helps us to know God and how He works in our lives.  Making Bible reading a part of our daily life will help us grow in our faith and in godliness.  

    All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

    2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT

    Need help getting started?  Here are a few suggestions! 

    • Download the BIBLE APP to have the Bible at your fingertips and to have access to 100's of reading plans to help you stay consistent.  Find it here
    • New Believers Reading Plan: Find it here
    • Verse of the Day Bible Reading Plan: View it here
    • The Gospel of John Reading Plan: Find it here
    • The Bible Project: New Testament in One Year: Find it here
    • The Bible Project: The Bible (read the Bible chronologically in one year): Find it here
    • Get more out of your Bible reading! Find out more here
  • Talk, & Listen, to God in Prayer

    Prayer is simply a conversation with God.  Talking to Him, and listening to Him, just as you and I have conversations everyday. Prayer is one of the primary ways in which we interact with God. We share our thoughts, concerns, and allow space for Him to work in our lives. It’s a set-aside & ongoing time to talk to Him about anything that’s on our mind and receive his direction and encouragement.

    "...your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him! Pray like this:

    Our Father in heaven,
        may your name be kept holy.
    May your Kingdom come soon.
    May your will be done on earth,
        as it is in heaven.
    Give us today the food we need,
    and forgive us our sins,
        as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
    And don’t let us yield to temptation,
        but rescue us from the evil one."

    Matthew 6:9-13 NLT

    Here are some ways to get you started! 

    • Presence-Filled prayer: Experiencing God in Prayer reading plan: Find it here
    • Prayer for Beginners: Find more here
    • How do I talk to God? Find it here
  • Learn HOW to follow Jesus

    Learning how to follow Jesus is called discipleship.  It is important to be connected to people in your life who can help lead the way for you, just as you can for others...this is called being disciple-makers!  

    “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”

    Ephesians 4:16

    “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

    Matthew 28:19-20

    “‘You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.’”

    John 15:16

    How can you be discipled and disciple others?