How To Keep Growing as A Christian By Using the Acronym GROWTH
The Acronym GROWTH*
G – Go to God in Prayer Daily
R – Read God’s Word Daily
O – Obey God, moment by moment
W – Witness for Christ by your life and words
T – Trust God for every detail of your life
H – Holy Spirit – allow God to control and empower your daily life
*Adapted from Jamie Buckingham’s book Power for Living Arthur S. DeMoss
Foundation]; 3rd edition (November 1998). I don’t necessarily recommend this book – (it’s an average book on spiritual growth & sanctification – there are much better books on this subject under the category “Spiritual Life” on this website) but I think the acrostic for GROWTH is helpful.
I am the Lead Pastor of Valley Baptist Church (Bay Area), born and raised in Huntington Beach, Ca., and currently living in Novato, California. I am married to my best friend of 29 years - Dana - and have five adult children; and seven grand children. I have been a Teaching Pastor for over thirty years. I was privileged to study at Multnomah University (B.S. - 1988); Talbot School of Theology (M.Div. - 1991); Westminster Theological Seminary & Northwest Graduate School (D. Min. - 2003). I founded Vertical Living Ministries in 2008 with the goal of encouraging Christian Disciples and Leaders to be more intentionally Christ-Centered in how they live by bringing glory to God in nine key areas of life: (1) Intimacy with God, (2) marriage, (3) family, (4) friendship, (5) vocationally/ministry , (6) emotional and physical health, (7) stewardship of resources, (8) discipleship, and (9) mentoring.
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