Welcome to Week 6!

We're so glad you're going to be joining us at the Summit! We've prepared this guided practice of spiritual disciplines to help you focus your heart and mind on God.

Step 1: Read Scripture

Read 1 Timothy 4:12

After reading the passage of scripture...

When is the last time you memorized a passage of scripture? Scripture memory isn’t always a popular practice, but it is a discipline that invites us to put the inspired word of God in our heart and where no one can ever steal it from us, and where God can recall it to our memory in moments when we need encouragement. So, take ten minutes to memorize 1 Timothy 4:12. If you want a physical reminder, write a notecard with the scripture on it, post it in the dashboard of your car, or put it on your bathroom mirror.

Answer the following questions. If it's helpful to you, use a journal and keep track of thoughts, ideas, or images that come to your mind as you answer these questions.

  • As you have studied the scriptures over the last 5 weeks, in what ways are you starting to sense God’s calling in your life?
  • When you think about setting an example in speech, love, faith, conduct, and purity, which of these comes easiest for you? What is the hardest?
  • Which believers look to you as an example of Christ?

Step 2: Prayer

Gracious God, by your Holy Spirit, you give me everything I need to become more and more like Jesus. As I spend time praying, studying the Bible, attending worship, serving others, and listening for your voice, use these spiritual disciplines to help me set an example in my life. Help me God to give you my words, my actions, and the whole of my life so I can set example to those younger than me and those older than me. Assist me to resist temptations that keep me from a life of purity, faith, and love. Amen.

Step 3: Weekly Challenge

Which of the activities over the past six weeks has helped you connect most to God? If you want to see God change your speech, love, faith, conduct, or purity, would you be willing to incorporate the daily discipline that helped you connect with God the most into your everyday life? Exercising your spiritual muscles is just like exercising your physical muscles. The more you do it the better you get. We will introduce you to new practices at the Summit, and we will give you space to practice these disciplines. Until then, you are encouraged to do one spiritual discipline everyday leading up to the Summit.