Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
Philippians 3:12 (NKJV)
A Path For Spiritual Growth
This checklist is a tool to help you identify areas where you can grow.
How far along the path are you?
Decide To Follow Jesus
Before you can grow spiritually, you must first make the decision to believe in Jesus and follow Him.
Receive Forgiveness & Salvation By Faith In Jesus Christ
Turn From Your Sinful Lifestyle
Develop A New Godly Lifestyle
LEARN HOW TO WALK WITH GOD
Spend Time Daily Reading The Bible
Every Christian should spend time with God in His Word each day. You will not grow without regular and consistent Bible reading.
Spend Time Each Day In Prayer
The purpose of salvation is fellowship with God. Talk to Him and listen to Him daily.
Engage In The Church Body
Every Christian needs other Christians. You cannot grow without others. Others cannot grow without you.
Develop Meaningful Friendships For Encouragement And Accountability
Volunteer To Serve In Some Capacity
Sing Worship Songs With The Congregation
Singing to God connects you to Him in a way that cannot be done any other way. Learn to join others in expressing your heart, love, adoration, commitment and need for God.
Let The Holy Spirit Guide You Each Day
Jesus has given you a great advantage in the Holy Spirit. Do not neglect Him. Learn to hear His voice and be obedient when He speaks to you.
Repent Of All Known Sin
You will not grow if you choose to practice sin. Repent as God reveals areas of sin.
LEARN HOW TO INVITE PEOPLE TO JESUS
Be Baptized With The Holy Spirit
You will be empowered to be a witness to Jesus.
Learn The Gospel Message
Can you clearly explain to an unbeliever how to be saved?
Prepare Your Own Testimony
Can you clearly explain why you follow Jesus?
DEVELOP A DOCTRINAL FOUNDATION
Every Christian needs to know what they believe, and why. This foundation of Biblical truth is essential for you to be steadfast in the faith.
Learn Why The Bible Is Trustworthy
Learn What The Bible Teaches About God
Learn What The Bible Teaches About People
Learn What The Bible Teaches About Jesus
Learn What The Bible Teaches About Salvation
Learn What The Bible Teaches About The Holy Spirit
Learn What The Bible Teaches About Future Events
BECOME A FAITHFUL & WISE STEWARD
Identify Your Role In The Body Of Christ
Every Christian has been called to perform a unique function within the church. Your calling may change in different seasons.
Learn To Use The Spiritual Gifts That Support Your Role
Spiritual gifts are not natural talents, but manifestations of the Spirit. Learning to let the Spirit work through you takes practice.
Give Financially What You Purpose In Your Heart
It is appropriate to support the place where God is growing you. Lay up treasure in Heaven by investing in the work of God.
KEEP ON GROWING
Continue To Draw Near To God By Walking Closer To Him
Do you have a better relationship with God than ever before?
Continue To Get Better At Inviting People To Jesus
This growth comes from experience, prayer and continued study.
Continue To Learn What You Believe And Why
Always be ready to explain the hope that you have.
Continue To Exercise And Excel In Your Spiritual Calling & Gifts
Strive for excellence as you serve the Lord. You can become more effective for Him.