Spiritual disciplines are what describes the pattern of life for a faithful follower of Jesus. Reading the Bible, prayer, sharing our faith story with others and worship as part of the church community are all expressions of spiritual disciplines.
YouVersion is a great resource that will help you read the Bible more this year than ever before. Reading plans can be tracked which will keep you on track as you read part or all of the Bible. With more than 150 reading plans, YouVersion has phenomenal tools to help you engage with God’s Word. Reading plans are a simple way you can read just a little of the Bible each day, growing your knowledge and helping you connect with your faith in deeper, more meaningful ways.
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Prayer is vital to the life of our church. We believe that it is essential that we express our dependence on and hope in God through prayer. Every week our church leaders gather weekly to cry out to God and hundreds of adults gather across our region in home groups praying with and for one another. Prayer is important. God loves it when we persist in prayer. Prayer Gatherings are held at Compass – the next is February 10. Click here for info.
Jesus clearly said that the local church exists to make disciples. One of the important steps in the disciple-making process is believer’s baptism, a public proclamation of the amazing work of grace that Jesus has done in a life.
It’s a symbol – a picture demonstrated openly and publicly to tell others what God did for you when you became a believer. It’s a backward look – at the resurrection of Jesus Christ as evidence that His death was sufficient for your sins.
It’s a present identification – by obeying Jesus and being baptized, you are identifying yourself as a disciple of Jesus Christ. You are making a public declaration that God is in control of your life and that you want to follow Jesus.
It’s a commitment for the future – this symbol of baptism signifies a genuine spiritual reality in your life. You are telling everyone that you are dead to sin, alive to God, and free to serve and follow Jesus Christ (Romans 6:6-13; 22-23).
Fill out the form below if you are looking for more information on baptism or if you would like to be baptized at Compass: