Grow Beyond the Weekend

We are all being formed by something…and let’s be honest, an hour or two on Sundays just isn’t enough time to combat all the subversive ways that we are being shaped into the image of the things of this world. For that reason, we’ve curated and cultivated some tools to help you grow beyond the couple hours you are on campus (or watching online) each week. It’s our prayer that you would used these tools to be shaped more and more into the likeness of Christ!

Stone to Flesh • Memorize Ezekiel together

Join us in committing this verse to memory during this series! To help you, we’ve created some lock screens you can download and save to the background of your phone. One has the whole verse and the other has just the first letter of each word to help you memorize God’s truth. We also have memorization cards available on Sundays.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 36:26

On an iPhone: press your finger over the image for a couple seconds until a window pops up. Click “save to photos”. Open your photos app, click on the lock screen image and then click the little “share” icon (square with an arrow). Click “use as wallpaper”. You may need to use two fingers to pinch and move it around depending on your phone model. When it looks good, click “done” then “set as wallpaper pair”

 

Living with the end in Mind • Ecclesiastes Resources

While it is not something we usually enjoy discussing, the one thing that is certain in life is death. When we allow this reality to reframe our priorities and shake up our expectations we’ll find the freedom to live wisely, generously, and faithfully for God’s glory and the good of his world. Here are some resources help you begin with the end and let that shape your here and now.

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Advent Resources

In a world prone to cynicism, offense, and complaining, a heart full of gratitude can feel a bit like protest. We encourage you to realign your heart towards gratitude this season. Here are some tools to help you focus on gratitude.

Weekly advent videos

Prayer walk stations in English + Spanish

 

Practicing Gratitude

In a world prone to cynicism, offense, and complaining, a heart full of gratitude can feel a bit like protest. We encourage you to realign your heart towards gratitude this season. Here are some tools to help you focus on gratitude.

gratitude journal

Spend time each day in scripture and grateful reflection. Pick up a journal at connection central or click below to download the digital version.

gratitude playlist

We’ve curated a Spotify playlist to help you enter His gates with thanksgiving!

Natura Divina • Guided Prayer Walk

Natura Divina, Latin for  Divine Nature, is a timeless practice of getting outside and allowing God’s creation to spur you on towards worship. You can take this recording with you on a prayer walk on the beach, on a hike, or simply a stroll around your neighborhood. Throughout our time, you’ll hear scripture, some devotion time, some questions to ponder, as well as prayers to guide you. Feel free to pause at any time if you need more time to think or pray. We hope your time with God in his creation will be a sweet time of communion with your Creator and Father who sees you, who knows you and who loves you!

This material is also available anytime on our prayer walk.

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