4. CENTERING IN CHRIST

(Entire Sanctification, Perfect Love)

Creating a Missional Life

CONNECT

●   Find someone to disciple/mentor

  Apply for leadership/serve in Walk to Emmaus, Cursillo, Chrysalis, or Tres Dias

  Sponsor someone to attend Walk to Emmaus, Cursillo, Chrysalis, or Tres Dias


GROW

(Refer to The Columns or First Weekly for class offerings.)

    Participate in Worship even while on vacation

    Disciple Bible Study, Fast-Track II & III (12-weeks each)

    Other Short-term Bible Study (4-8 weeks)

    Commit to the discipline of Fasting at least once a month

  Commit to give financially to other ministries beyond the local church tithe (Partnership in Local/Global Ministries)

    Participate in Discipleship Band

    Read books written by Richard Rohr, Henri Nouwen, C. S. Lewis, Thomas Merton,
      N.T. Wright, etc.


SERVE

    Commit to active participation in ministry WITH the people (Local/Global)

    Lead in areas of ministry where spiritual gifts lie



LEAD

  Live out faith in an authentic and organic way with those you come in contact  with daily 

  Make disciple-making disciples of Jesus



You are here  (Centering in Christ) if you:

1. Are abounding in the fruit of the Spirit

2. Are making disciples of Christ

3. Are filled with the love of God

4. Are led by the Spirit of God

5. Recognize your life is part of God’s transformation of the world


CENTERING in Christ – Entire sanctification can be described as a life so saturated in love that all our thoughts and actions are overflow from love.  According to Wesley, Christian perfection, as it is often referred, is not perfection in knowledge or freedom from temptation but more like living in cooperation with the Holy Spirit.



Even though this journey through grace is primarily experienced as a progression from each stage to the next, sometimes we find ourselves feeling like we have lost our footing on the journey or a step backward has been taken.  We may just need to strengthen our foundation by spending more time in a certain area before moving on.  Perhaps a recommendation is made in a previous stage of grace that you never tried, backing up and trying something new may help to build a stronger footing along the way.  For instance, Bible memorization may never have been a part of your spiritual growth plan and now as you have matured, you see the benefit of making that a part of your plan.  Other times, we may find ourselves experiencing more than one stage of grace at the same time. 


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