connecting to grow in faith

The Bible knows nothing of a solitary religion.

-John Wesley

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We grow in faith together. That's why we think it's important to create community and build relationships. Whether it's through Wednesday night dinners, Sunday School, a Small Group, or Youth Group, there's a way for you to connect and grow in love for God and others. 

Grow   †  Pray  †  Study

Each week, we offer daily Scripture readings and thoughts in our Grow • Pray • Study (GPS) Guide. 

Come back on Mondays for the weekly GPS, and spend time in study and prayer daily! 

You matter to God. 

There isn't a GPS for the week of Sept. 13th or 20th.


St. Paul’s UMC GPS:

for the week

September 6-12, 2020

Rising Strong:  Revolution


DestinationTo gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a deeply committed follower of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  To be able to recognize your experiences of God and to discover God in new and different ways.


Memory verse:  I encourage you to read this Scripture every day and by the end of the week have it memorized or to the point of where you can paraphrase the verse(s).  Try writing it down on post-it notes and place them in areas where you will see it daily, for example the bathroom mirror or the dashboard of your car.


Happy are those who find wisdom and those who gain understanding.

Proverbs 3:13 CEB


Daily Prayer:

Lord, I’m here today with open hands and an open heart, ready to depend on you to help me through the day and all it will bring my way. Help me be like Nehemiah, help me come to you for guidance, strength, provision and protection. As I face tough choices and hard situations, help me remember my belovedness, help me remember that I am Your child and Your representative to the world around me. Help me live today in a way that brings honor to Your holy name. In the name of God our Creator, Jesus our Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit our Advisor, Amen.


Monday, September 7, 2020 read Psalm 25:4-5.

As you read this Scripture, what are you hoping for God to show and teach you? Write down what you are asking God to show you…continue to pray for God to reveal His teachings to you.


Tuesday, September 8, 2020 read James 1:5.

Are you lacking wisdom in a situation? Pray for God to give you His wisdom…not the answer you want but for you to be open to receive God’s wisdom.


Wednesday, September 9, 2020 read Psalm 16:7-8.

As you pray and ask God for wisdom, don’t forget to praise God for everything He has done in your life. Make a praise list. Keep it with you and reflect on it throughout the day.


Thursday, September 10, 2020 read Proverbs 3:5-6.

Often times in the midst of struggle, we find it hard to trust in the Lord. Often we feel forgotten because we begin to lean to heavily into our understanding. Pray daily to submit your understanding and your will under the authority of God’s will and understanding. Once you surrender, you will gain a new understanding and sense of peace.


Friday, September 11, 2020 read Psalm 32:8-9.

Pray to submit your life under the instruction of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They will show you the way you should go. Journal what you have submitted under their authority. Continue to submit until you receive a breakthrough.


Saturday, September 12, 2020 read John 16:13.

God will guide you. God will not leave you in any situation. Even when the prayer is answered in a way that you do not yet understand…continue to submit to God, continue to trust that God always works for your favor.



I pray this practice will help all of us reckon, rumble and revolutionize our feelings so that we rise up strong.


Resources: Bible by God, Rising Strong by Brene Brown


Youth Ministry

*youth Ministry is on!*

Pizza. Dodgeball. Mission Trips. Jesus. That's a recipe for connecting students to one another and God! Contact Annie Schoonen for more info on connecting your family or serving in Youth Ministry! 

Jr. & Sr. High Sunday Schools, Sundays at 10:30 am

We encourage teens and families to worship at the 9:00 am Contemporary service, and then stay for games, food, and discussion. 

Throughout the year:

Mission Trips


Bowling, Sledding, Bonfires

Service Projects


Weekend Activities

and more fun! 

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Adult discipleship

Growth in discipleship is growth in love for God and one another. It's a lifetime process! We offer several ways for you to connect with others to grow in faith. Contact us for more info on joining or starting a discipleship group!

Adult Sunday School, Sundays at 9:00 am

Monday Fellowship Group at 7:00 pm - location varies

Women's Bible Study, Tuesdays at 1:00 pm

Men's Bible Study, Wednesdays at 6:00 pm (biweekly - call Church Office for current meeting dates)

Prayer Group, Thursdays at 1:30 pm

     (All meetings are at St. Paul's UMC unless otherwise noted)

Throughout the year, we offer short term studies as well. Subscribe to our email list below to catch all our discipleship information!