Every person has a unique faith journey. You may have started yours as a child, or you may have started later in life. Some of us might still be searching. What matters is that you have started the journey. Think of this journey as your path of discipleship; Christ United is here to help you navigate your path.
Here at Christ United, we believe that God calls each of us to live a faithful life. Our call on this faith journey is to grow closer in our relationship with God and with each other. But just as we are all created uniquely, we also are created with unique interests and passions. We refer to these passions as “pathways.” The Journey helps you grow deeper in your relationship with Christ by initially emphasizing a pathway on which you have a natural attraction.
Below, you will find more information regarding these pathways and The Journey program as a whole. If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Sweeney. To keep up with the opportunities offered through this program, visit The Journey Blog.
There are many different pathways that make up your journey. Think of a pathway as specific actions that help you grow. Some people might be naturally attracted to serving, while others enjoy learning about scripture or having theological discussions with others. Some of us are social people who find joy in being a part of a group gathering, or maybe experiencing the power of silent prayer and meditation is more your style.
Most likely, it is a combination of few different pathways that make up your full journey map.
The first step is pinpointing where you are on each of these pathways. Our pathway assessments are 9-12 questions long, and designed for you to spend time reflecting on your spiritual life. Be honest with yourself. Your results will tell you where you are based on four stages:
- Exploring: Just starting out, asking questions about God
- Growing: Understand that God is active in your life and in the world, and you are learning how to incorporate that relationship into your life
- Maturing: Depend on a relationship with God for daily living
- Rooted: Allow God to guide you in everything you do. Your relationship with God is the most important relationship in your life.
To learn more about these stages and how we can help you more through them, we encourage you to participate in the Genesis class. In this short two-week class, we will share the process that cycles you through any of the pathways. Contact Cathy Sweeney for more information.
TAKE THE ASSESSMENT
We encourage you to take an assessment below for the pathway that you naturally gravitate towards. It is recommended that you re-take the assessment again in six months to track your progress.
Once you’ve seen your results, we will suggest new activities to explore and programs to check out that will advance you on your pathway. If you don’t see anything that piques your interest, contact Cathy Sweeney who will meet with you one and one to find a program that fits your needs.