We practice personal disciplines such as prayer, biblical study, and fasting. Maintaining personal disciplines is much like cultivating Christ’s kingdom. We want to be more like Jesus. We believe that it is God who heals, matures, and changes us to be more like him.
Personal Disciplines are not individualistic. They are a part of our life together as a church and some are even practiced communally. They are personal. We do have to own them for ourselves. Each of us have to put them into practice in our own lives.
Personal Disciplines are not a reliance on ourselves. They are a practice that puts us in a posture to receive the work of God in our lives. They are a way that the community is formed to be able to cooperate with God.
We set aside times in our schedule to focus on developing in our personal disciplines. This year our first growth focus will take place on Wednesday evenings, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, and Dec. 13. Prof. Mary Schmitt, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Northwest Nazarene University will be facilitating gatherings designed to deepen our reading of the Bible.