Get Real in the Kitchen

Is your relationship with God the most important thing in your life?

Are you ready to dive in, wholeheartedly, fully surrendering, again and again?

Try some of these ideas, as God leads you…

  1. Volunteer for a greater role in your small group Bible study (within your gift areas), such as leading the study occasionally, coordinating your group’s service efforts, or coordinating the childcare or snacks.
  2. Take a deeper-level adult spiritual formation class, beyond the foundational classes.
  3. Take a long-term, in-depth Bible study class, such as Disciple I, II, III, or IV, or Jesus in the Gospels or Christian Believer.
  4. Lead a ministry team or sub-team or a mission outreach effort. If leading isn’t your spiritual gift or passion, increase your participation level.
  5. Start your own small group to study books of your own choosing. Here’s an inventory of what the church owns, and the Director of Adult Spiritual Formation is available for coaching on how to start and lead a group, and to recommend study ideas. Invite your friends to meet in your living room, a local restaurant, or at church.
  6. Serve as an apprentice to facilitate an adult spiritual formation class for others, then co-facilitate with another person. Mentor other apprentice facilitators.
  7. Start or join a Wesley Class Meeting kind of group: 4-12 people gather weekly for personal spiritual conversations, answering two questions every week: “How is it with your soul?” and “How have you experienced God this week?”
  8. Serve on a Walk to Emmaus team: help serve a meal; be on a prayer team; sign up to be an assistant table leader or table leader.
  9. Find a spiritual mentor to meet with one-on-one every so often (once a month might be a good place to start). Be a spiritual mentor/friend to someone else.
  10. Share your faith with others: Determine to have at least six spiritual conversations this year with people you know; invite them to church.
  11. Take up a new spiritual practice, such as daily meditation in solitude. Here’s a list of ideas.
  12. Increase your financial giving to the church to the level of a tithe (10% of your income). Contribute to the church’s capital campaign or special offerings, beyond your tithe. Help lead our church’s annual stewardship campaign efforts.
  13. Start a new ministry or mission effort.
  14. Serve those in need on your own, beyond the efforts of our church – those in your neighborhood or workplace, for example.
  15. Participate in United Methodist district or conference activities.
  16. Take a seminary class at The Methodist Theological School in Ohio.

Other ideas:

Explore on the Sidewalk
Come Up on the Front Porch
Step into the Living Room
Get Real in the Kitchen

Questions? Want to talk?

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