Our goal in adult spiritual formation is to help foster your spiritual growth!

We encourage and equip people to be intentional about growing into authentic followers of Jesus, for the transformation of the world.

We offer classes and groups for everyone from beginners and re-starters to longtime Christians.

What is Spiritual Formation?

We’re all formed by something — what we read, who we spend time with, who or what we listen to…

As Christians we want to be spiritually formed by God into authentic followers of Jesus, to share God’s amazing love for the transformation of the world! Spiritual formation is this ongoing, life-long process of growing into Christlikeness by deepening our relationship with God through Jesus.

With God’s help, we are more likely to grow into authentic followers of Jesus, and to experience the abundant life promised to us by him (John 10:10), when we engage in spiritual practices that help us connect with God and align us with God’s heart:

  • Attend worship regularly…
  • Pray regularly; practice daily devotions…
  • Study the Bible and other Christian writings, so that we can come to know more about God and know God more…
  • Engage in personal conversation with other Christian friends about what’s going on in our lives and how we’re seeing God at work in our lives, applying Biblical truth to life and relationships…
  • Serve God and others within and beyond the walls of the church, using our God-given spiritual gifts…
  • Practice generosity by giving proportionately of our income, working toward a tithe of our income (10%) and beyond.

We encourage you to explore your faith by signing up for a class or small group!

What path will you take?

A Follower’s Path (or: How do I grow spiritually?)

We offer lots of opportunities for your growth.  The full list of ideas is on the A Follower’s Path page, but here’s the general idea:

Explore on the Sidewalk with worship attendance, prayer, reading the Gospel of Mark, participating in a one-time serving opportunity, or taking a class on the “Stuff of Life,” like personal finance, parenting, or marriage…

Come Up on the Front Porch by taking a step or two toward living into the membership covenant (spiritual practices like prayer and worship), attending more church events, New Member OrientationFoundational Classes, and other adult spiritual formation classes

Step Into the Living Room by adopting additional spiritual habits, becoming a member of the church, joining a ministry team or mission outreach effort, taking more adult spiritual formation classes, or joining a small group or Sunday school class

Get Real in the Kitchen by fully surrendering your life to God… Take on a leadership role, take more in-depth classes, lead classes, start a small group (for more-personal spiritual conversations), find a spiritual mentor, share your faith with others, fully live into the membership covenant…

Staff Contact:
Beth Palmer, Director of Adult Spiritual Formation
614.876.2403 (church office)
bpalmer@hilliardumc.org