HABITS OF DISCIPLESHIP
Christians experience and participate in the presence of Christ more vividly when they nurture several habits as an individual disciple and as a group of disciples. The following habits are something that that we would like to continue to emphasize and encourage at Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church. Practicing these habits builds a solid foundation for further growth in our relationship with God, who is full of love for God's creation and people, and it prepares us to to contribute to what God is doing in this world. As a quick summary, we:
Encourage Every Church Member to:
+ Read at least one verse of scripture and pray every single day.
+ Participate in some sort of small group with Christ-centered relationships.
+ Invite someone you don’t know very well to share a meal with you at least once a month.
+ Volunteer in an area where you have a God-given passion to make a difference.
+ Worship regularly.
Encourage Every Group in our Church to:
+ Read at least one verse from scripture at every gathering.
+ Allow time for people to receive personal prayer in each meeting.
+ Provide a brief opportunity for people to share what’s going on in their lives at every meeting.
+ Plan to connect with people outside of our congregation through at least two planned activities every year.
+ Intentionally build-up new leaders and bless people as they are sent out to serve God.
“Remember, wherever you go, God is sending you. Wherever you are, our Lord has a purpose in your being there. Christ who indwells you has something he wants to do through you. Believe it and go in God’s grace and power.” – Richard Halverson, former Chaplain of the U.S. Senate.