The purpose of Wooddale Church is to honor God by making more disciples for Jesus Christ.
One-to-One Spiritual Mentoring is two people meeting regularly for spiritual and personal growth. The goal of One-to-One Spiritual Mentoring is a transformed life that is increasingly God-centered (Matt. 6:33), influenced by God's Word (John 8:31-32), characterized by love for God and people (Mark 12:30-31), becoming more like Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 3:18) and committed to ministry (John 13:12-17).
One-to-One Spiritual Mentoring relationships can be catered to where you are spiritually. After registering to get involved, a member of the ministry team will contact you to set up a brief meeting in order to get to know you more and determine which of our mentors would be best for you. Most people meet weekly or every-other week with their mentors at Wooddale Church, coffee shops or area restaurants.
One-to-One Spiritual Mentoring is focused primarily on spiritual growth. While personal growth and "mentoring" is definitely an aspect of One-to-One Spiritual Mentoring, it isn't the primary focus. Spiritual growth manifests itself in personal growth - through a heart that is increasingly centered on God and His Word. Our goal is to help you become a more fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
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Growing In Christ – NavPress (Available on the Discipleship Bookshelf)
Design for Discipleship Studies
Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life – Donald Whitney
Growing Strong in God’s Family (First book of the 2:7 study series)
Reasons To Believe - Tim Keller
The Case for Christ - Lee Strobel
Evidence That Demands a Verdict - Josh McDowell
Surprised by Faith - Don Bierle
Growing Faith - Don Bierle
Becoming a Woman of Excellence – Cynthia Heald (NavPress)
(A widely used and very popular question-and-answer study)
Other studies by Cynthia Heald:
Becoming a Woman of Freedom
Becoming a Woman of Prayer
Becoming a Woman of Purpose
Becoming a Woman of Grace
Becoming a Woman Who Loves
Excellent studies for women on such topics as woman of prayer, of love, of excellence, of freedom, of purpose, etc. question-and-answer and very practical and helpful for growing in these specific areas of one's life
Disciplines of a Godly Woman – Barbara Hughes
Jesus Cares for Women – Helene Ashker (NavPress)
Jesus Changes Women – Helene Ashker
These two studies by Helene Ashker are short, basic and suitable for unbelievers as well as very young believers
Lies Women Believe - Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Calm My Anxious Heart - Linda Dillow
A study to help people on their journey to contentment with their circumstance, themsleves, their role and relationships; also trusting God with the What Ifs, If Onlys and the Whys of Life.
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World - JoAnna Weaver
A Busy Mom's Guide to Wisdom - Welchel
Lady in Waiting – Jackie Kendall & Debby Jones
Disciplines of a Godly Man – Kent Hughes
Dangers Men Face – Jerry White (NavPress)
Loving Your Husband – Cynthia Heald (NavPress)
Loving Your Wife – Cynthia Heald (NavPress)
What is so Amazing About Grace? - Philip Yancey
God is Closer than You Think - John Ortberg
Spirit of the Disciplines - Dallas Willard
The Call - Oz Guiness
The Relationship Principles of Jesus - Tom Holladay
A 40 day read on six principles. With this one there is a point ot ponder, a verse to remember and a question to consider at the end of each day. There are also other discussion questions in the appendix.
Life Change Series by NavPress. (Study books available on most Bible books)
John Stott’s studies on various Bible books (Studies with a commentary of John Stott – more in-depth studies for mature disciples)
Learn to study a book of the Bible on your own, portion by portion or chapter by chapter, using this simple outline:
O – Observation (noting what is said, by whom, where, when, why etc.)
U – Understanding (what is being said in your own words, questions you have, relevance to the situation then and now)
A – Application (how does this apply to my life today)
A Deeper Self Study Method for studying a book chapter by chapter:
a. Background for the book (who wrote it, when, why, to whom).
b. Make a basic outline of the chapter, dividing the portion into sections & entitling them (or summarizing each paragraph).
c. List questions you have and seek to find the answers by looking up other Scriptures on the subject).
d. Summarize the chapter’s main teaching.
e. Personal Application
Topical Studies (Nav Press)
Discovering God’s Will – Warren and Ruth Myers (A long in-depth study)
Calm My Anxious Heart – Linda Dillow (Very practical, especially for women)
72 Scripture passages printed on small cards in 4 versions plus an article offering practical suggestions for dealing with that issue, questions for meditation and dozens of extra references for further exploration. Topics are as follows:
Anger; Knowing God’s Will; Self-Image; Dealing with Sin; Guilt; Perfectionism; Suffering; Depression; Sex; Money; Stress; Love
Praying God's Word - Beth Moore
The importance of scripture memory
Born to Reproduce – Dawson Trotman
How to Handle Stress – Warrick
How to Have a Quiet Time – Myers
You Can Trust God - Bridges
Topical Memory System (Includes memory verses in 8 different Bible versions)