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|Your 2018 WOTY||Scripture Passage||Book / Resource||Your BHAGG||Your Rationale|
|11/28/2017 17:27:02||Kate||Deaver||KidsLIFE||relationship||Psalm 23||Develop a daily devotional time||I want to grow in my relationship with God and others.|
|12/31/2017 11:05:11||James||Shivers||KidsLIFE||Play||Jesus||So many||Having fun and inviting others along||I play a lot and I like to play|
|12/31/2017 11:07:46||Lucas||Shivers||Other (Visitor, Not Connected, Etc)||Onward!||13 Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. Philippians 3:13 | MSG||Hillary and She Persists||Learn from others more||Want to see opportunities for all|
|12/31/2017 11:33:23||Malek||Harris||Other (Visitor, Not Connected, Etc)||Love||Thumbs up||I don't read||None||Need it|
|1/1/2018 10:53:48||Abbie||Barnes||College||Discipline||Titus 1:8, Hebrews 12:10-11, Proverbs 3:11-12||To keep a running journal of my little goals; bible reading, prayer, exercise, fighting for purity, homework, etc. It may seem small, but it will keep me accountable to this word.||Self discipline has always been a struggle for me, even spiritually. My spirit felt very lead to learn more about discipline, so here we are.|
|1/1/2018 21:22:13||Rachel||Shivers||Other (Visitor, Not Connected, Etc)||Enjoy||Na||Na||Na||Na|
|1/1/2018 21:23:19||Kobie||Curtis||Other (Visitor, Not Connected, Etc)||Willpower||Na||Na||Na||Na|
|1/4/2018 8:34:42||Jenn||Geldart||Deaver LIFE Group||Grit||1 Peter 1 ( esp. v5-8)||Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Lee Duckworth||Memorize 1 Peter Chapter 1! This will be a New challenge for me and my largest chunk of scripture memorized to date. I have a few more personal goals that I can share with anyone who’s interested on a more face|
To face context too.
|Big things await in 2018, some beyond my skill level, talents, & intellect, but the Bible teaches us not to resent adversity but to be grateful for it. Therefore, I believe God wants to use any adversity that might await in 2018 to produce strong, gritty faith within me. I wouldn’t say I’m naturally gritty, so in God’s grace I hope to grow a little more gritty this year.|
|1/10/2018 12:24:08||Lizy||Johnson||Greevenberg LIFE Group||Enough||2 Corinthians 12:9|
|1/12/2018 14:25:02||Jenny||Terrell||Armstrong LIFE Group||Rest||Matthew 11:28-30||Word study on Rest, book, “The Rest of God”||My goal is to take a half day with God each week...even when we are traveling. The traveling part is the hardest...yet probably the most important time to find rest for my soul.||Last year I asked my boyfriend, now fiancé, what word I should choose. He told me, “Rest.” I chose “peace.” So this year when I asked him, he said, “well you didn’t chose my word las year, so I am going to give you the same word. You should chose ‘rest.’” As I look at my life right now, I find I am running around like crazy. I need rest for my soul. I hope that I can see the places in my life where I lack belief that God will come through. I hope that I can seek first His Kingdom and not let anxiety get in the way of my soul being at rest.|
|1/15/2018 11:06:12||Ben||Deaver||Deaver LIFE Group||σπλάγχνον ("compassion" in Greek, pronounced "splagchnon")||Luke 15:20 and Colossians 3:12-14||Stuff by Ajith Fernando perhaps? "The Crucifixion" by Fleming Rutledge; "Cultivating a Tender Heart" article by Dennis McCallum; Give me suggestions!||More tears! These are measurable. In fact, God keeps track of them. See Psalm 56:8.||A long-term prayer request that those who know me well have had for my life is that I would grow in tender strength. I find myself often praying this over my son, Maddox, as I see much of me in him and anticipate this as an area of needed growth in his life as well. Compassion ("σπλάγχνον" in Greek, pronounced "splagchnon") seems to be the right word at this time for me. I especially love the imagery of the Benevolent Father in the Prodigal Son parable being moved with compassion and running to meet His son to embrace him with lavish love!|
|1/19/2018 16:32:58||Kassi||Chapman||Deaver LIFE Group||Marriage|
Eph. 5:21-33, Proberbs 31
What Did You Expect? - Paul Tripp // Sacred Marriage (maybe?)
My hubby and I would be equally yoked, learning Scripture together, being able to listen and hear one another without stubbornness.
Strengthening our marriage on every level, something we need to do for ourselves and also for our daughter to give her a good foundation/model for healthy, Christ centered marriage.
|1/29/2018 10:26:39||Keithen||Meyer||Lenz LIFE Group||Worship|
|2/25/2018 9:56:11||Nathan||Harstine||Armstrong LIFE Group||Empathy|
Phillipians 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others
I have never been able to have a disciplined, devoted time with God daily or weekly. Discipline and devotion have been previous WOTY's for that reason, but it would be only God's doing if that were to happen this year. Last year my devotion lasted 4 months and then faltered whenever baseball season started. This year I haven't started off well in devotion.
I am more of a critical person than an empathetic or caring person, especially with words, and most often towards my wife. The opposite of being critical would be to have empathy. So I will be asking her how I'm doing and to let me know when I am empathetic or still being critical.
|2/25/2018 18:43:22||Rudy||Mills||Lazarus LIFE Group||Kingdom of God||How God Became King|
This is a huge theme through the Gospels, yet it is something I don't feel I understand well.
|3/9/2018 17:05:50||Alyssa||Cole||College||Wait||Psalm 130:6|
I am not sure what the next few months will look like as I graduate and try to find a job and most likely move somewhere new. I feel like in many areas of my life, I am waiting for something—specific dreams and direction or guidance. As I am waiting, I want to learn to wait well and hope in the Lord during this transition period.