Where Will God Take You?
Ready to raise your sails and see what grand adventures God might have in store for you? Here are some practical ways to get started:
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. - James 1:5
James, the brother of Jesus, tells us clearly that God promises wisdom for those who ask in prayer. Spend some time praying (really) and earnestly asking the Spirit to reveal your next steps. You may find direction through your passions, spiritual gifts, resources or even in an injustice that ignites a righteous anger in you like human slavery, illiteracy or a community in need of clean drinking water. What are the things the Holy Spirit keeps bringing up in your life?
Open your eyes to your surroundings! You have been uniquely placed to light your world, and there are needs right in your neighborhood. Not sure where to start? We post opportunities to serve regularly on our servenow page.
Try a few and find somewhere you love to serve.
Are you wondering whether the Spirit might be leading you to full-time mission or ministry, perhaps even in a new place? Dr. David Swanson or Rev. Donna McClellan have experience and would love to help you in the process of discerning a call.
If you're ready to experience a new freedom in your giving and generosity, consider how you might invest in First Pres and the City Beautiful. With your time? Your unique gifts? Your money? Your legacy?
If you want to know more about how to share your faith, Dr. Case Thorp can help you navigate those conversations. Just Walk Across the Room by Bill Hybels is also a great resource for getting started.
Don't get stuck in the dock, wondering and waiting. Just go!
Hear Dr. David Swanson's "Raise Your Sails" message.