Tools to lead you and your family closer to God
Social-distancing and self-quarantine can drive you crazy. Or, it can drive you closer to God.
For the next several weeks, we have a unique opportunity to spend more time with God and our families than ever before. What if the very thing meant to isolate us actually drew us closer together?
What if the very thing meant to isolate us actually drew us closer together?
Use this time of meeting at home to step into more — more leadership of yourself and your people, more intimacy with God, and more real talk with the people you love.
Every resource below was hand-picked to help you to experience God’s presence in your home like never before.
Use these resources to activate your personal pursuit of God.
- Prayer of Examen
A 4-minute video from Pastor Jon Tyson, at Church of the City, explaining how the Prayer of Examen can help us become more aware of God's presence in our life.
- Toolshed | Prayer Course
An index of 30 how-tos when it comes to prayer
- Teach Us To Pray: A 21-Day Prayer Guide
Use this 21-day prayer guide to learn to PRAY: praise, repent, ask for help, and yield to God’s will.
- Abide App
Listen to Biblical meditations. Sleep better and stress less with Christ.
- NewSpring App
Download the NewSpring App to see prayer requests from your NewSpring family and submit your own.
- The Bible Recap
A reading plan and short daily podcast (~8 minutes). Tune in each day after you've finished the reading and let host Tara-Leigh Cobble guide you through the Bible chronologically.
- Read Scripture
These 5- to 12-minute videoes outline the literary design and main ideas of every book of the Bible, showing you how it fits into the entire biblical story.
- Dwell App
Cultivate a habit of listening to the Bible. A new audio Bible app that keeps Scripture in your ears and on your heart. Dwell has made their app available for free to our NewSpring family for the next 60 days. Use this link.
- NewSpring's Top Resources on the Bible
Links to eight of our best-read articles and resources. Learn how to read the Bible, where to start, and explore all the devotionals available at newspring.cc.
A Youtube channel of live worship moments from Maverick City Music
- A- Promises
A Spotify playlist of hope-filled songs curated by Greenville Campus Pastor Lee McDerment.
- NewSpring Worship’s Spring 2020 Playlist
Listen to curated playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.
- The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry
Pastor John Mark Comer’s emotional and spiritual case against hurry and in favor of a slower, simpler way of life. Available in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook.
A sermon from Dan Lian about how resting comes first in our relationship with God.
- Family Rhythms
A blog by FamilyTeams with tips on parenting, meals together, family nights, schedules, etc.
Online theology video courses from Hillsong Teaching Pastor Nathan Finochio.
- Practicing the Way
This library of spiritual disciplines and practices from Bridgetown Church will help you engage with God in practical and easily applicable ways.
Leading My Home
Use these resources to make your home a place of worship.
- Altars of the Home
Want to build a home environment that honors God? Lean into this message from Jon Tyson, at Church of the City.
Leading Your Group
If you’re part of a NewSpring Group (including Rally Groups and Fuse Groups) your leader has tools for you to meet online and keep going.
This is also a great time to stay connected day-to-day, encouraging each other in group chats and on video calls.
Want to lead or join a group that is currently meeting online? Let us know, and your campus staff will be in touch.