Christ Habits Collection – Real Change for Real People

If you’re a visual learner, good news! You can see where our small group studies and resources fit within the Stages of Faith.

As you can see, after Spirit’s Fruit we recommend you pick up the Christ Habits collection.

Christ Habits looks at perhaps the most crucial question for any Christ-follower: how can I open my life as fully as possible to the transforming grace of God, and so be ever more shaped into the likeness of Jesus? God has a deep desire to form us into the image of Christ–and as he does, so we find ourselves less and less thirsty for sin, and at the same time more able than ever to experience His love.

We are saved by grace, and we are remade by grace; there is nothing we can do to make ourselves more Christ-like. But we can learn from Christ how to order our lives so that rather than sipping grace cautiously from a teacup, we can drink deeply from it’s soul-refreshing stream.

There are nine books in this collection, and we suggest you use them in the following order:

  1. God’s Workmanship: Growing in Christ
  2. Listening Together: Gaining Spiritual Direction
  3. Confession: Experiencing God’s Grace
  4. Scripture Speaks: Beyond Reading
  5. Prayer: Listening to God’s Voice
  6. Worship: Beyond the Sunday Service
  7. Community: Inviting Relationship
  8. Simplicity and Sacrifice: Embracing More with Less
  9. Balanced Discipleship: Covering All the Angles

As a participant, you will:

  • Experience life change, even if in only a small way, from experiencing over forty different Christ habits (spiritual disciplines).
  • Discover some Christ habits that you would like to make a regular part of your life.

”My life is lived out in the tension between longing and reality. The longing of my heart is to be drawn ever deeper into intimacy with God: to increasingly celebrate his sacred presence in my everyday world. But the reality of my life is that my disordered character–the desires and drives, vices and behaviors form the root of my brokenness–drag me in the opposite direction, alienating me from God. My appetite for God and my appetite for sin are in violent and destructive conflict. If you share that tension, the may be about to take you on the the most important journey of your life. These are practical books. The disciplines and practices described here by Ascending Leaders have the potential to change our lives, our churches, and our communities–but only if we are prepared to live them, rather than simply discuss them.”

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