Next Steps from the Spiritual Life Assessment

Much like a tree, when it comes to pursuing health in a church community, it’s what happens beneath the surface that matters most. Our hope at Bethany is to continually pursue these four ways to stay rooted in Christ as we move forward: formation, leadership, mission, and care. The following are suggested resources to help you cultivate formation in your life.


Shaping our inner character and outer conduct to conform to Christ, as we respond in obedience to God’s revelation and transforming work in us.


Next Steps

  • Commit to pray for your closest family and friends. Write their names and specific prayer requests on an index card, then schedule regular times to pray for them during the week.
  • Start a prayer journal. It can be as simple as making four columns on a piece of paper, with the headings Date RequestedRequest, Date Answered, and Answer.
  • Pray using the acronym ACTS (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication). Download this template to get started.
  • Practice Examen, where you review your day before going to sleep, and invite God to show you where He was present during the day, and how you responded. Jot down what comes to mind. For more information.
  • Consider joining the Sunday Prayer Team. Contact the Prayer Team Leader, Becky Weinz, for details and information on the next team training.
  • Join the Bethany Prayer Chain to receive prayer requests from congregation members and Bethany ministries. Contact Nancy Repenning.
  • Do an act of kindness this week.
  • Learn more about serving others within the church community.
  • Ask a close friend to hold you accountable to new habits, and to point out possible areas where your life doesn't reflect the character of Christ.
  • Find someone older than you, or more spiritually mature than you, and invite them out to coffee. Get to know them a bit, and if appropriate, ask them to mentor you.
  • Find and commit to a place of ministry at Bethany where you can "try on" new roles as a volunteer. Ask a pastor to meet with you and help you find a place of ministry.