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Introduction

Willingly persist in loving people over the long-haul, staying committed to them through both the highs and lows of life

At a Glance

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Get access to Spiritual Fitness Checks, track your progress through the outcomes when you sign up for an account!

Decide How You'll Train

  • with a group
  • with running partners
  • not yet with a group

Check Your Spiritual Fitness

Take a baseline Spiritual Fitness Check to find your starting point for the Faithfulness outcome.

Track Your Training Progress

Track your training progress through the Faithfulness outcome to see how far you’ve come.

  Spiritual Fitness Check

Training is aimless without clear goals. Spiritual Fitness checks make sure you’re training effectively and progressing toward your goals.

Signs You're Living It Out

  • Can name 2 or 3 people with whom they have had conflict but are now stronger friends then prior to the conflict
  • Does not have a pattern of spinning through friendships, jobs, churches, or marriages
  • Has 2 or 3 people with whom they relate who know each others struggles, who encourage each other along, and who have been doing so for more than one year
  • Has displayed commitment to people struggling deeply by remaining relationally engaged to them despite the drain on time and energy

Spiritual Fitness Check

Sign Up for a free account to take a baseline Spiritual Fitness Check to find your starting point for the Relate to God outcome.

 Core Training

These resources are designed to accelerate your growth in this spiritual outcome. Track your progress by checking off resources as you go.

Study

Bible Study

This bible study gives a holistic look through Scripture at the Faithfulness outcome. Engage thought provoking questions for individual reflection and then discuss them in your Life Group or Spiritual Running Partner relationships.

Listen

Virtual Nativity

This message from Gateway’s Sunday morning archive covers a Bible character you likely think you know well: Joseph, Mary’s husband. Joseph is very relatable to most of us; he’s an ordinary guy... you might even say... Read More

Apply

Giving Up Happened

Take time to prayerfully consider the following questions...

Can you identify 2 or 3 people with whom you've had conflict with but you were able to handle it in a loving, godly way and are now stronger friends than... Read More

Memorize

Scripture References

Proberbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, ...

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind....

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