This inventory is geared towards Christians looking to identify and grow in their faith practices.
Here is the link to the handout: 2016_03_21 Christian Practices Inventory.pdf
Check it out!
NOTE: If you intend to use this document for anything more than personal viewing, please just let me know through the Contact page. Thanks!
I wrote the original Christian Practices handout in May of 2014, based on Crossroads Church’s spiritual discipline handout. I decided to revise the handout I did and post this updated version online.
Here is the link to Crossroads Church Spiritual Disciplines I based this handout on: http://www.crossroadschurch.org/spiritual-disciplines-lent/
One way this handout could be used is by a small group leader; the leader can have the group do this handout together, discuss it and make some plans. It can be shared with others if desired. Alternatively, it can be a self-reflection kind of activity.
The purpose is to find areas for possible growth as well as areas that are already strong. This inventory does not identify all possible Christian practices. Not everything can be measured either. Also, there could easily be more categories added to this inventory. The inventory, as is, is meant to be a starting point for people to assess themselves and grow in their faith.
Here are the 10 categories I decided to use in the inventory and a brief description why:
- Prayer – prayer is a form of communicating with God.
- The Bible – the Bible is the center of Christian stories, teachings, and beliefs.
- Worship – worship is an activity that connects people to others and to God.
- Journal – journaling is one way to meditate and be a critical thinker.
- Giving – giving is a practice in line with being a good, financial steward of money.
- Small Group – small groups are units where people can effectively grow alongside others.
- Serve Others – to serve others means to show love for others.
- Evangelize – to evangelize means to share faith with others.
- Relationships – relationships are important to grow, nurture, and sustain.
- Knowledge – knowledge is key to building a well-informed faith foundation.