Last Saturday, we finished our 3-part Women's Brunch series on cultivating faithfulness in three areas in our lives: in our walk with God, our relationships, and in what God has called us to do.
If you weren't able to be with us, you can listen to Stacey's message HERE
In each of these brunches, we stressed application. We take seriously the biblical command to not be hearers only - but doers - so that we won't be deceived. We need to be very careful that we don't equate just hearing messages with maturity. We want to always stress obedience to and application of God's word for true, biblical discipleship and growth in godliness. Below, you will find application and resources from our three events.
At our 1st brunch, we gave suggestions and tools for being faithful in our daily devotion. Here are some suggested resources to help you:
Take Words With You - a Scripture guide to promises and prayers.
New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp - Short, insightful, and profound daily devotional reading with additional scripture reading.
As a way of application for the first two messages - we set up 10 discipleship groups and about 40 women in the church are participating in small groups, deepening friendships, and growing together in biblical fellowship as well as providing opportunities for personal spiritual growth.
You can find out more about our Women's discipleship groups HERE.
FULFILLING GOD'S CALLING - BIBLICAL PRIORITIES
After hearing Stacey's message on living with the end in mind - we gave a short talk on setting biblical goals: managing our time and investment of energy according to biblical priorities with our season of life in mind.
Here's a great book that explains Christ-centered time management: Shopping for Time - How to Do it All and Not be Overwhelmed.
For a retreat gift, we handed out folders with worksheets that detailed how to have a Personal Planning Retreat- to withdraw and pray, define your season of life, evaluate and plan your priorities. We encourage you to take some time this summer to do just that!