Are you wondering what life as part of the Silver Spring UMC family is about? Are you wondering how you can grow in your faith through participation in ministry? Or how to share your faith with others to make a difference in their lives and the world? Journey with Jesus is a three-step experience designed to help you answer these questions. Each of us has a unique journey, but the joy is that we get to walk with Jesus together. We invite you to come discover what it means to journey with Jesus in every aspect of your life!
Jesus calls to each of us, sharing his love for us and the world and inviting us to follow him. Together, we answer that call to be a new kind of community gathered around him. If you are interested in exploring next steps, or perhaps membership in Silver Spring UMC, we invite you to join us for Step 1. You’ll have a chance to meet with Rev. Alex as well as others who are exploring life as part of this congregation.
The next Step 1 class will be Sunday, November 14, from 3 to 5 p.m.
If you have taken Step 1, or perhaps have simply been part of the church for a long time but wonder how you might grow in your walk of faith, we invite you to take Step 2. Discover how you can participate more fully in Jesus’ mission to bring transformation and hope to this community and the world. You’ll have a chance to explore your spiritual gifts and how you can be part of a ministry that addresses the world’s deep hunger.
The next Step 2 class will be six sessions on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The dates will be October 27, November 3, November 10, November 17, December 1, and December 8. (No session on November 23 due to Thanksgiving.)
If you have taken Step 2 and still want to go farther in your discipleship journey, we invite you to take Step 3. This is a class for folks who want to fully embrace Jesus’ call not just to follow, but also to go and make new disciples. In this class, you’ll discover how you can share in the lives of others, help them discover God’s grace, and use your energy and influence to shape a better world.
The next Step 3 class will be held in spring 2022. When we have dates, we’ll make sure to let you know!