General Guidelines
This section seeks to outline the “why” behind these activities and provide some ideas to get you started if you’ve never tried them before.
Listen (or re-listen) to the sermon.

Sermons are one of the primary ways we turn our hearts to God in order to hear His invitation to us as a community of faith. If you weren’t able to gather online or onsite, or for review, you can listen by subscribing to the GBC Sermon Podcast or going to our here on our website.

One practice that is valuable when listening to sermons is to take notes along the way. This helps our concentration while we listen and our recall afterwards. Before you listen to the sermon (and this is true on Sundays too!) ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you the invitation He has for you.

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Journaling

This is exactly what it sounds like. It’s simply a record of what you feel the Holy Spirit might by saying to you in each text. This might be a combo-practice; something you do as you meditate on a passage or as you pray. We have suggested a number of questions based on each letter to the churches to get you started. A good practice is to pick a time to re-read your journal and see if there are any themes that the Holy Spirit has woven through your journaling.

Creative Activity

We have been created in the image of the creative God and exercising our creativity is one way we reflect the glory of God. We have provided some simple activities (generally one per week) that encourage us to act imaginatively and creatively.