Welcome to Vision 2020. This booklet is designed to help you draw closer to God through a series of time-honored spiritual disciplines. Each month we will explore one aspect of the Christian life and try to practice it with increased regularity. Some will be easy for you. Others might be slightly harder. Some will be familiar. While there may be others that you haven’t considered for a while. But each one is meant to help us live out our faith and grow spiritually in the process.
Please note that this is not a checklist toward salvation. As United Methodists, I feel I shouldn’t have to say this, but just in case there’s any confusion, I want to be clear: we are saved by faith, not by our works. However, the booklet is designed to help us live out our faith. It puts our faith into practice.
Our church staff is excited to bring you this tool for those who like direction, guidance, and accountability in their spiritual life. And, if you prefer to do your own thing, that’s fine, too. But I hope everyone will try it for at least a couple of months.
We will be placing an emphasis on each month’s practice from the pulpit, in the newsletter, and even in some of your small groups. We hope that by putting down deep roots that all of us will bear bountiful fruit for God in 2020. God bless you on your journey!
– Pastor Doug