5 Practices of Spiritual Formation

No. 1

Spiritual Disciplines

We prioritize our personal relationship with God above everything else

No. 1

Spiritual Disciplines

We prioritize our personal relationship with God above everything else

How this nets out

Treating consistent devotions as a non-negotiable and cultivating a regular prayer life

Psalm 1:1-6; Joshua 1:8; John 10:4; Matthew 7:24-27; Hebrews 4:12-13; Ephesians 6:16-18; Matthew 6:5-6

Taking time regularly to reflect and consider how God is speaking to me

Psalm 139:23-24; Psalm 40:6-8; Luke 12:54-56

Stepping back from ministry responsibilities if needed to re-prioritize my relationship with God

Psalm 51:6, 16-17; Luke 10:38-42

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No. 2

Pursuit of Holiness

We guard against moral failure and the encroachment of worldly values

No. 2

Pursuit of Holiness

We guard against moral failure and the encroachment of worldly values

How this nets out

Adopting appropriate guardrails to protect marriage and personal purity

1 Corinthians 6:18-20; 2 Timothy 2:22; Ephesians 5:3; Hebrews 13:4

Exercising restraint with media consumption and “gray area” issues such as alcohol

Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 10:23; Ephesians 5:8-11; 1 John 2:15-16; 1 Corinthians 10:12

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No. 3

Openness

We are open and honest in our relationships

No. 3

Openness

We are open and honest in our relationships

How this nets out

Sharing my personal difficulties (mental, emotional, physical, etc.) so I can receive support; being honest about my spiritual struggles

Galatians 6:2; James 5:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; Romans 12:10-15

Speaking the truth in love to build each other up toward spiritual maturity

Ephesians 4:15-16; Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 3:12-13

Being teachable and open to feedback

Acts 20:20, 31; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Timothy 4:2-4

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No. 4

Evangelism

We sacrifice and labor for the salvation of souls

No. 4

Evangelism

We sacrifice and labor for the salvation of souls

How this nets out

Staying focused on soul-winning and proclaiming the gospel

Mark 1:17; Matthew 28:19-20; Matthew 9:36-38

Moving to new cities to start new evangelistic ministries

Acts 1:8; Acts 11:20

Being a good witness to friends and family, at home and at work

1 Peter 3:15-16

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No. 5

Servanthood

We show up, work hard and do whatever is needed

No. 5

Servanthood

We show up, work hard and do whatever is needed

How this nets out

Being willing to take on whatever task is needed for our common mission

Luke 22:26-27; Philippians 2:3-4

Continuing to uphold the tradition of "all hands on deck" and "rapid mobilization"

Nehemiah 2:18, 4:6; Colossians 3:23-24

Being trained up in a variety of contexts to serve and bless others

Acts 20:34; Luke 10:33-35

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