Word of Encouragement: Pursuing Spiritual Community

Word of Encouragement from Scott Bertrand, Adult Ministry Pastor


Spiritual community centered on Christ requires that we take intentional actions to connect with others and turn our attention to the Lord. Think of another believer or two with whom you could pursue Christ together in one of the following ways:

  • Read through parts of the Bible each week and then discuss them together over the phone, Zoom, or in-person as possible. (Consider using a guide created just for this purpose, like Foundations—there are versions for students and kids, too!) 

  • Use a daily devotional to guide you to study Scripture and share what you are learning each day over texts or posts on social media. Many in Bear Creek are currently reading through Paul Tripp’s New Morning Mercies and using the thoughts and prompts in the New Morning Mercies Facebook Group.

  • Commit to praying intentionally for a friend or others in your Grow Group each day—and then send them a text or email of encouragement and share what you’re asking God to do in their lives. Once a week, call them to talk about how God is answering those prayers.

View Pastor David's sermon on Spiritual Community from his ESSENTIALS series, Part 2 (Oct 25)


View Pastor David's sermon on Spiritual Community from his ESSENTIALS series, Part 1 (Oct 18)


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