God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and
tell it in love — like Christ in everything”
(Ephesians 4:15 The Message).

God wants you to grow up: “We are not meant to remain as children” (Ephesians 4:14 Phillips). Your heavenly Father’s goal for you is to mature and develop the characteristics of Jesus Christ, living a life of love and humble service. Sadly, countless Christians grow older but never grow up.
 
They’re stuck in perpetual spiritual infancy, remaining in diapers and booties. The reason is because they never intended to grow. Spiritual growth is not automatic; it takes an intentional commitment. You must want to grow, decide to grow, make an effort to grow, and persist in growing.
 
Discipleship is the process of becoming like Christ, and it always begins with a decision: ‘Follow me and be my disciple,Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him (Matthew 9:9 NLT). When the first disciples chose to follow Jesus, they didn’t understand all the implications of their decision. They simply responded to Jesus’ invitation.
 
Go to:
https://discipleshipplace.org
Select Study menu tab,
Select adult and lay ministry option
After you select that, look at the 6th course named “Spiritual Formation” and click on it
That is the class we are discussing.
 
Sign up and create a profile for your login information and it will also have a place for the name of a mentor. For now please enter Roger Unruh or Steve Long’s name and when asked enter Roger Unruh’s email: rwunruh@cox.net or Steve Long’s email: sllong52@gmail.com. This will probably change if all goes well. When creating a profile you will be asked to fill in a church name, be sure to use Turning Point Church of the Nazarene.
 
Note 1: Once you create an account you must go to your email and click on the confirmation email in order to successfully login for the first time. If it is not found in your inbox please be sure to check your SPAM folder. If you do have any problems please email John Comstock at jcomstock@nazarene.org.
 
Note 2: Once you have successfully created a profile and are logged in click the far right tab at the top of the web page labeled “My Profile” a menu drops down. Click “Account details” this is your personal profile. Now, you can join our group, click on Groups and search for Turning Point Church of the Nazarene, Click on the words Turning Point Church of the Nazarene it will take you
to the group page and click the green box that says Join Group. Now you are ready to roll. It works a little like Facebook, but we are creating a community of Disciples in Christ.
 
The material can be accessed online or printed off for a hard copy. The church office will also  provide a bound, hard copy for those who are not tech savvy or just want to hold the paper. Just call or email the front office.
 
Read through and study the material. Please keep it handy for reference. At the end of each section, there is a small open book quiz covering the material. You may use your notes.
 
Each study will only take 20 to 30 minutes. Advance as fast as you want.
 
Then on Sunday Morning in Bible Study Class at 9:30, discussion will be available to cover what you studied that week. Attending class is not mandatory but recommended. I would encourage others to get together in small groups of two, three or four on different nights to discuss it.  Someone will need to be the mentor of the group, is that you?
 
This is not meant to replace our existing small groups in any way. It is another learning opportunity being provided.
 
It doesn’t cost anything, and the end results are fantastic. If you participate in this course and the other 5 that have been assigned you will have completed study preparation for lay ministry and receive a certificate honoring that from our general headquarters.
 
This is a Turning Point for You. Please take advantage of it.
Don’t wait start now!