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Next Steps | #life24seven – Trusting God Means Knowing God

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1. In what ways have you seen God at work in your life?

2. In what ways have you experienced the blessing of being devoted to God?

3. In what ways have you experienced the blessing of being devoted to our church family?

4. In what ways do you sense God wants you to grow in devotion to God or to your community?

5. If you follow Jesus, who was the person who helped you follow Him?

6. Who do you believe God has brought into your life that you can serve, love, and influence towards a relationship with Jesus?

Next Steps | State of the Gate

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It’s easy to equate Gateway with John and Rick and other leaders, but each of us who calls Gateway our home church plays a role in determining the “State of the Gate.” How well do you know your role? Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers. Continue Reading →

Next Steps | #thestruggleisreal – Generosity

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Our society spends billions of dollars each year trying to get us to think about all we don’t have and all we still need to have “enough.” But we will never feel wealthy unless we learn to give from gratitude. Getting more will never make you content, happy, or truly great, only giving more will do that. It’s not an amount issue, it’s a gratitude issue—a heart issue. Work through these questions below on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through them.
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Next Steps | #thestruggleisreal – Savings

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When we think about the infamous “American Dream,” we think about successful careers yielding a gorgeous home with the white picket fence, filled with fancy clothes, beautiful decor, and all the latest gadgets. There is a huge focus on what we can acquire, and having everything we want right now. But what about later? Work through these questions below on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through them.
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Next Steps | #TheStruggleIsReal – Debt

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At the beginning of the new year, our resolutions often concern the physical or financial. Financially we all want to have freedom from debt, be secure with our savings, and feel wealthy and generous. Easier said than done, right? How do we have that experience now and make progress towards that reality? Work through these questions below on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through them.

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Next Steps | How Do You Win in the Game of Life?

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Are you feeling as deflated as a New England football? Feeling gray & cloudy like…well…most days in Seattle? The Bible often compares our life on Earth to running a race, which requires effort, endurance, discipline and the support of others. It won’t surprise you to learn that our spiritual muscles require the same kind of workout as our physical ones. Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Freebird – I Want It All

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We’ve all had our moments when we look at the life we’ve created, or the trajectory we’re on, and we have our own little “This can’t be it” moment. What do we do when the “this can’t be it” nerve gets agitated? What if “not now” is the answer? Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Freebird – Pleasure

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Talking about enjoying our jobs is a complicated thing. There are so many factors involved – how we feel about the people at work; providing for ourselves and/or our families; the work itself; and desiring another vocation but lacking the resources to pursue it. Does it matter if we like how we pay the bills? Does God care if we enjoy our jobs? Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Freebird – Protection

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Work often seems to be something we “have” to do in order to provide a roof over our heads and food on the table. While it would be amazing if our jobs also brought us pleasure and purpose, sometimes that’s not the case. How do we navigate this challenge in our work lives? Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers. Continue Reading →