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Thursday, April 20, 2017
John Ortberg: 7 Things I Hate About Spiritual Formation

I remember reading J.I. Packer’s classic book, Knowing God, in my early 20s. It had a huge impact on me. That’s what the Christian life is about, I recall thinking. Not merely what you do (or don’t do). It’s really all about knowing God.

That insight is at the heart of this week’s resources. We’ve assembled articles and downloads designed to help you grow closer to God and to help you lead others to do the same.

Grace, strength, and joy,

Drew Dyck
Drew DyckDrew Dyck
Senior Editor
CT Pastors
How to Be Ambassadors of God’s Kingdom

We are not to simply become citizens of the Kingdom of God and then wait for our supernatural transport into eternity. We are to participate in the advancement of the Kingdom of God, right here and right now.
Spiritual Growth Assessment Pack

Use these assessments with your team as a catalyst for moving their relationship with the Lord to the next level and be on your way to having a healthier and more dynamic church.
Seven Things I Hate About Spiritual Formation

What happens when spiritual disciplines become more about style than substance? John Ortberg confesses some of his pet peeves on the topic.
Knowing God

This theme focuses on developing intimacy with God. J.I. Packer, author of ‘Knowing God’, says that seeking God’s truth ”enlarges the soul because it tunes into the greatness of God.’
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Finding and Encouraging Young Leaders

This 43-page resource can help you in the challenging task of grooming a new line of leaders in your church. Learn what traits to look for in candidates, what challenges a young leader faces, and how to help him or her along the way.
Training New Leaders

This tool helps you identify potential leaders by creating a climate where people want to serve. You’ll also get some tips for training these new leaders to be effective through mentoring relationships.

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