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Hey Happy New Year!

I love the newness that January brings. This is usually when people set resolutions, goals and dream a little for their year. Sunday I shared a scripture verse that has inspired my heart as I look upon 2019 and contemplate this time of newness and what God might be speaking to me.

Isaiah 43:19 says “Behold I am doing a new thing. Now it springs forth do you not perceive it. I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

Whether you enjoy setting resolutions, goals and dreaming big dreams, or not, I personally believe there is something spiritual in taking the time to reflect on what was and hope for what could be.

God is wanting to do a new thing in each of our lives. As we walk out this journey of faith, lets have some courage to perceive it. Set some time to think upon 2018, and prayerfully consider how you can grow in your faith in 2019.

Tim mentioned in this first week of our new sermon series “Focused” some practical resources for you begin to work on your inner life. We listed those resources for you, with some additional extras and hope you take an active role in your faith development.

We are so excited to be doing life with you! We see God unfolding newness within our church and we can’t help but be inspired. Whether you are in a place to take BIG steps of faith or little leaps, we are cheering you on and praying with you along the way.

Check out these RESOURCES:

+ Recommended Devotional : Seeking God’s Face: Praying with the Bible Through the Year, Compact Edition
Philip F Reinders

+ Society Connect : This is your opportunity to hear about the Vision & Mission of our church and way to get connected within the life of Society Church. Next one is January 20th and you can RSVP here!

+ Community Groups : Groups are like the secret sauce to a life of faith. It’s our belief that faith grows best in the context of meaningful relationships. You can find all the details on groups here. Next session starts in February.

+ Social Media : How are you engaging with this in your life? We recommend following some platforms that are inspiring, encouraging and permitting a healthy inner life. Here are some of our favorites: Society Church, She Reads Truth, He Reads Truth, The Bible Project.

+ Music : Fill your space with songs that inspire your faith. Worship to music outside of the church gathering space. When we worship through song it shifts our heart and mind and centers it on Christ. Check out our Society Church recommended Spotify Playlist for worship music we sing to!

Lastly, we hope to see you at our first Chapel of the year! Wednesday January 16th, 7pm, 2711 B Street.

In Him,
Vanessa Coburn

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