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You want to grow spiritually.

But you feel like you’re missing something.

You’re in a group.

You go to church most Sundays.

But you just don’t know what you can do to make your relationship with God deeper.

 
 

Connect with God was designed to help.

Life is busy and spiritual growth requires practices that take time and seem to only have a limited effect. It’s hard to appreciate their long-term impact on us when don’t see immediate results.

Connect with God gives you resources to help you take practical next steps in your spiritual growth. It’s designed with both groups and individuals in mind.

How to Use Connect with God:

  1. Watch Connect With God 1-Session Message feature Clay Scroggins (below)

  2. Decide which spiritual practice you want to try by using the free Discussion Guide (if you are watching in a group, decide which you’d like to do together).

  3. Start sustainably. Add new practices as you can. Revisit some practices at different times in life, and keep others as permanent fixtures throughout your life.

  4. Return to this page as often as you like to find new and fresh ways to engage with each practice, even practices you’ve been doing for years.

 

Watch the Video


Begin a new Spiritual practice

Core Practices

We have identified three spiritual practices that form a core to all spiritual practices. These three are something we believe all Christians should always be actively practices, while some of the others are more periodically used. If one of these is not part of your current routine, we’d highly recommend you begin here.

 

The Spiritual Practices

While reading the Bible, praying, and building community with other believers are core practices of spiritual growth, Scripture records many other practices that are too often ignored today. And those practices have the power to enhance our experience of the Bible, prayer, and community.

To keep things simple, we've divided those practices in two categories:

  1. Practices of Engagement involve doing new things that will draw you closer to God.

  2. Practices of Restraint involve stopping some of the things you’re currently doing, either temporarily or permanently, in order to draw you closer to God.

 

Practices of Engagement

Prayer • Bible Reading • Generosity • Service
Community • Accountability • Worship

Practices of Restraint

Sabbath • Solitude • Secrecy
Chastity • Fasting

 

explore the spiritual practices


Additional Resources

Books