In the coming weeks, the youth will be looking at the “D” word nobody likes to talk about… discipline. As youth living in our parents’ households and attending school, this word often conjures up negative thoughts about following rules and punishment for disobedience. But discipline is more than that.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary shows us there are many meanings to the word discipline: punishment; a field of study; control gained by enforcing obedience or order; orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior; self-control; a rule or system of rules governing conduct or activity; training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character.

We will be exploring the last of these meanings as we delve into spiritual discipline and how it shapes who we are and guides us throughout our lives.

Join us on September 11th & 25th and October 9th & 23rd at 11:30 a.m. in Cartwright Hall for a meal together. After our bodies have been fed, the real work begins as we break down into groups and seek to answer questions together such as: What are spiritual disciplines? Are they really that important for me? What is there to gain from developing good spiritual disciplines? How can I incorporate spiritual disciplines in my already busy life?

The answers we find will help us better recognize God’s will for us in our daily lives, and through that recognition, transform ourselves into the people God desires us to be.

~Rev. James

BTW: After our meeting on September 25th, we will join the rest of the church in the annual Crop Walk so don’t forget to wear (or at least bring!) your walking shoes!