Discipleship and Christian maturity are not meant to be done alone! We are meant to grow in community and are meant to grow together! Chances are if you are on this page of our website, you are looking for help growing in maturity to Christ. We hope that the resources below will enable you to grow into the image of Christ.
Bible Reading Plans
We all know that reading our Bibles is important, but knowing where to start is sometimes overwhelming. There are many different ways one can read the Bible, and if you already have a regimen, we encourage you to keep that! If you are looking for a plan to help you read your Bible, below are some options!
- Daily Lectionary Bible Reading – Our Sunday services are guided by the Church Calendar (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, etc.) and align most of the time with the 3 year Cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary. It may be helpful for your personal reading to accompany the 2 year cycle of the Daily Lectionary. What is particularly helpful here is that instead of keeping track of which day of hte plan you just finished, so long as you know the date, you can find your reading.
- Cover to Cover Reading Plan – Some people want to read the Bible as it is arranged, beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation. If you want to try that, here is a great plan for you!
- Chronological Bible Reading Plan – Our Bibles aren’t laid out Chronologically. That is, some of the things happen at the same time, across different books of the Bible and it may be helpful to read the Bible more like a story, from start to finish without going back and forth in time.
Right Now Media
Westwood has purchased a Right Now Media account for you. Right Now Media is a digital library of lessons, sermons, conferences, and children’s material that you have access to for free. Use these for personal, family, or groups devotions.
There are 2 simple ways to receive your invite to join Right Now Media.
- Click here. You will be prompted to fill in some information and then you’ll be able to log into your account and access all the resources Right Now Media has to offer!
- Text WCC to 49775 and VOILA! You will receive a link to activate your Right Now Media account from their phone.
There is a Right Now Media app on both Google and Apple play stores, along with some smart TVs and accessories (such as Roku, Chromecast, etc.) to make accessing this content easy.
A Prayer Guide
The prayer guide below, titled “A Missional Examen” is a guide which can be done in about 30 minutes. It will guide you through reflecting on your day helping you to examine moments in which your emotions were stirred, where you experienced God’s grace, and what God is inviting you to do as a next step. It is our hope that this type of prayer becomes a guiding principle for your life. See where God is active. Join God in the work. Tell the world what God has done.
Certainly, there are other ways to pray. This is meant as a primer to help you grow in your prayer life and develop your relationship with God.
Evangelism can be scary. We don’t always know what to say or how to approach it! While there are many ways to evangelize, and everyone does it differently, one thing that we think is helpful is working on your “Elevator Story.” Imagine that you have 45 seconds to a minute with someone. What would you say about God’s impact in your life? Below is a guide that can be used to write your own!
If you need prayer, we have a daily prayer list that we send to our members and we would love to pray for you. Just let us know how we can pray for you by emailing your prayers here.
Our Sunday School meets at 9 am on Sunday mornings. For 45 minutes or so we dive into God’s word and see what God has for us in the text. This is a great step for growth!