From the desk of Tom Mount...

It’s growing time!


One look around Chico these days tells you it is the season for growth, as blossoming flowers and the fresh green on trees testify to this magical time of year when dull winter gives way to vibrant spring. Our lives, too, reflect seasonal changes. While we want to nurture a constantly growing relationship with the Lord, there are certain seasons when taking advantage of growth opportunities leads to especially rapid spiritual gains.


There are two opportunities within the next week or so you want to be aware of. This Sunday, April 12, begins our new round of adult spiritual formation classes. There are two we are offering this spring: “Starting Well” for those newer to the Faith (Room 3703) and want to get grounded in such basic things as: learning who you are in Christ; how to have a daily quiet time; how to understand the Bible; and how to take the next steps of growth. And “Deeper” for those further along the journey who want to walk with God more intimately (Room 2701). Each class runs for 6 weeks and meets from 10:30am-12:00pm on Sundays in the middle school building, across from the gym.


If you completed the Focused Living Workshop in October or January and are ready to take the next step in discerning God's calling on your life, register this Sunday after the service for our April 17-18 Apex workshop, geared especially for those in their 40’s and 50s. Cost is $30/person or $50/couple and includes dinner Friday, lunch Saturday, workbook and materials. The workshop runs 6-9pm Friday night and 9am-4pm Saturday. There are some pre-workshop exercises to do before the event, so make sure you pick up your workbook when you register.


God is so delightful, and it is a privilege to know and serve Him. May we all learn to love and fear Him with whole hearts and grateful lives!


Yours in Christ –