Seven Week Video Series
Video teachings with supporting written material introducing six Spiritual Practices.
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The spiritual practices (or disciplines) are the “trellis” upon which the fruit of our spiritual life can grow. They are the daily connection to the love and life of Jesus that every believer longs for. Our hope is to introduce students to six of the practices so they can begin to experience the love of Jesus in powerful and personal ways. Each week introduces a new one, and gives practical tips on how to start on this life changing journey. The practices we cover are: Study, Silence & Solitude, Prayer, Confession, Sabbath, and Generosity.
WEEK 1: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Our first week is an introduction to the Spiritual Practices. Why are they important? Did Jesus use them? What do they accomplish? We focus on the relational element of them all, and how they connect us to Jesus.
WEEK 2: READ THE BIBLE LIKE JESUS
We cover the Spiritual Practice of reading the Bible. We will offer some very practical ways to read the Bible and begin the life long journey of drawing closer to Jesus through scripture.
WEEK 3: LIVING ABOVE THE NOISE
In a world full of distractions, the practice of Silence and Solitude is more important than ever. How can teens in the 21st century practice this? How will it help them?
WEEK 4: PRAY FIRST, NOT LAST
Prayer is one of the most essential practices and everyone can do it. The catch is, we don’t! How can we cultivate a life of going to God first in prayer, rather than treating it as a last ditch option?
WEEK 5: CONFESSION LEADS TO HEALING
The practice of Confession connects us to each other and to Jesus. It frees us from living in fear or shame, trying to do life on our own.
WEEK 6: GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK
Is the practice of Sabbath still relevant today? We will show how important Sabbath is, especially with how busy we all are, and how easy it is to practice it. We will show how it connects us to the life of Jesus that he wants for us.
WEEK 7: BETTER TO GIVE
The practice of Generosity frees us from the power of green and materialism and invites us to enjoy the power of sacrifice. Jesus said it is better to give than to receive, and we will explore how we can experience that freedom in our lives!
Jenna Stepp has been leading in the Vineyard since 2002, first as a youth pastor and then as one of the founding directors of a Vineyard gap year program called HLI. She is currently the lead pastor of Saltwater Vineyard, a church plant in the Saco Bay area of Maine. Jenna loves to ski, garden, make music with her family and is passionate about seeing others empowered with the living hope of Jesus.
Christian and his wife Mandy live with their four amazing kids in Pennsylvania. He has worked in youth ministry for 20 years and is currently serving as the National Youth Director for Vineyard USA. He recently planted CityLight Vineyard Church in Newark, DE, and is the author of “Finding the One: How Dating Prepares You For Marriage” and “More Than Spectators: Empowering Teens for Ministry.” He is excited about imparting to young people a passion for following Jesus, discovering their gifts, and pursuing their ministry callings.