Jump Starting Your Heart Summary

Course Objectives:

1.      Articulate an understanding of what spiritual growth means, and how it happens
2.      Provide individualized “next steps” and actionable items for each participant

Course Outline:

Heart change is hard to measure and harder to instigate.  This class will utilize some excellent research from Willowcreek’s Reveal project to develop a plan for spiritual growth.

September 19 - Understanding Spiritual Growth
September 26 - The Four Stages of Spiritual Growth
October 3 - The Three “Moves” of Spiritual Growth
October 10 - Getting Unstuck
October 17 - Crafting Your Personal Spiritual Plan
October 24 - From Theory to Application

Individual Application

Each participant is encouraged to take our PRA•X•IS Initial Survey to develop a baseline for this conversation.  We will also discuss some of the specific PRA•X•IS tools, all of which are available online at www.covenantcommunitypc.org/praxis.

Recommended Resources:

This class will draw heavily upon the research done in Willowcreek Community Church’s “Reveal” Survey.  That information has been published in three separate installments:

Reveal: Where Are You?
By Greg Hawkins and Cally Parkinson

Follow Me: What’s Next for You? 
By Greg Hawkins and Cally Parkinson

Move: What 1,000 Churches Reveal About Spiritual Growth
by Greg Hawkins and Cally Parkinson

The first two books listed are shorter, with one building on the other.  Move is a comprehensive text that summarizes and expands on the first two works.