"God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love—like Christ in everything. We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love." - Ephesians 4:15-16 The Message
Spiritual growth is the life-long process of moving toward Jesus Christ and taking on His character. Real growth comes when we take our journey toward Christ-likeness seriously and work at it. It is a life of transformation, beginning at the time of birth into our new life in Christ and growing over time. Faith takes practice, and we are forever practicing our faith... learning, maturing, growing. Though a very personal process, spiritual growth occurs not in isolation, but in community as we encourage and learn from one other. God calls us His Church, this heterogeneous collection of people who share one purpose: to follow Christ and represent Him well.
Step One: Our first step is worship, the humble confession that God is our everything. When we worship in community, we join our lives together in a way that puts our own desires and differences aside and focuses on God. This simple act of worshipping together reminds us we are not alone in the journey. Our encouragement to you is to take step one and join us in worship on Sunday's at 9 a.m. and 10:44 a.m.
Step Two: The second step in growing at Berkley is gathering together with others in the growth process. We offer many growth classes during the week. If you are interested in joining a growth group or would like more information, please fill out the form below and someone will be in contact with you about our groups.