Running Partners

Our hope is that everyone in our church family would have at least one or two people in their life who knows them well and can encourage their walk with God. Take advantage of this great resource to invite a few friends to get growing with you.

Spiritual Running Partners are micro-groups of three people who get together for a 3-6 months to help each other grow to be more like Christ. You agree to listen, to care, to pray for one another, to point out patterns, and encourage each other to keep moving forward.

How do I choose my Running Partners?

The best way to find a good Running Partner is simply to ask someone to be your Running Partner. In other words, your best option is just try it out for a while with someone that shares some of your spiritual goals, and commit to “running together” for three to six months.

What will happen when Running Partners meet?

The primary goal is that you will encourage one another to grow in your relationship with God. You can meet any time and place that is convenient for you and your Running Partners. It should just be a time and place that is suitable for personal conversation. We can provide a conversation guide for optional use at each of the Running Partner meetings.

What’s the format of our time together?

The beauty of Running Partners is you can choose your format, based on your current needs. You may:

·      read a book together,

·      talk about a chapter of the Bible,

·      discuss and respond to the weekend message,

·      or take turns asking the ‘How are you running’ questions listed below:(Let the conversation go where the Holy Spirit leads.)

o   What do you think God is trying to do in your life right now?

o   How have you experienced the fruits of the Spirit lately?

(love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness,

faithfulness, self-control)?

o   How have you treated those you do life with?

o   What sin have you been conscious of this week?

o   What’s one thing you will intentionally do to take steps of

growth in this area?.

Register with Neighborhood Church so we can be a silent partner of prayer and encouragement. Return the registration card to the front desk. You will receive occasional email resources to enhance your Running Partner experience.

Contact dvaughn@ncredding.com 530-221-5683 x1719

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