Learn More about Learning


When we think about the spiritual disciplines, there are a few that come quickly to mind: prayer, Bible reading, maybe even fasting. But, how often do you consider that learning is also a spiritual discipline that you are called to? The Lord has created us with minds to think and ponder and fill with knowledge of all sorts. But, as we see in scripture, the primary purpose of our minds is so that we will know and love God more:

  • Proverbs 9:9 says, “Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.”
  • Jesus tells us in Mark 12:30 that we are to, “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
  • In Romans 12:2, Paul instructs us to, “not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

What would it look like for us to really discipline our minds to dwell on the things of God and be filled with the truths about him that we find in scripture? This month, we want to encourage you to take a step in learning more about who God is. Whether you pick up a new book to read, sign up for a class, or begin to teach your kids more about the God that created them, we hope that you will pursue learning about the Lord so that your heart grows to love him more!

Put this Discipline to Practice

Take a Class

Practice the spiritual discipline of learning in community by taking a class this fall! Classes will start at the beginning of September on Tuesday evenings. Head on over to our classes page and read about the different classes we offer.

Sign up starting August 20!

Additional Resources

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You Are a Theologian by Jen Wilkin & J.T. English


Family Resources

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Theology for Toddlers! Your kids aren’t too young to start developing a knowledge of who God is. Check out these great books to begin to teach your kids theology at a young age.

Kaleidoscope: Kids Bibles Reimagined

For elementary age kids, check out these great stories that retell books of the Bible in a fun, understandable and engaging way for kids!

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