Looking for some ways to grow and be stretched spiritually? Check out our highlighted resources below. These resources can be purchased using the links below or are available for a small donation at the Next Steps area on Sunday mornings.
HOW TO PRAY AND READ YOUR BIBLE: SIMPLE STEPS FOR SPENDING TIME WITH GOD
It can be challenging to spend time with a God you can’t touch or see. The good news is that when we take steps to move closer to God, he promises to do the same. This resource, created by the West Side team, will guide you through practical ways to start spending regular time with God though prayer and Bible reading. Get a copy near the Next Steps Area at West Side.
YOUVERSION BIBLE APP
This most-downloaded Bible App not only gives your phone or tablet quick access to several versions of the Bible, but it also has a growing number of resources to help you: Bible reading plans, daily guided reflections, prayer tools and ways to connect with your friends about what you’re reading. You can even use the Bible App to listen to an audio version of Scripture! To see a few recommendations for reading plans, click here. Follow West Side on YouVersion by clicking "learn more."
Want to listen to a spoken reflection with prayer and Scripture prompts? Lectio 365 is a free daily devotional resource that helps you slow down and pray with the Bible every day. You can use their app to access morning and evening prayers so you can open and close each day with God.
HOW TO PRAY: A SIMPLE GUIDE FOR NORMAL PEOPLE
Is prayer a challenging area in your spiritual journey? It doesn’t have to be. How to Pray takes a raw, real, and relevant look at prayer for everyone―from the committed follower of Jesus to the skeptic and the scared. Full of biblically sound wisdom, How to Pray will offer honest encouragement and real-life methods to refresh your spirit and help you practice life-giving and life-changing prayer.
HOW TO PRAY: A GUIDE FOR YOUNG EXPLORERS
Based on the resource, How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People, this illustrated version embraces the attitude that it’s never too early to instill a passion for prayer. Full of whimsical illustrations and fun, practical activities, How to Pray: A Guide for Young Explorers will help kids (and adults) develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for prayer. Learn about the life-changing practice of talking to God every day in profound yet easy-to-understand ways.
INVITATION TO SOLITUDE AND SILENCE
Much of our faith and practice is about words―preaching, teaching, talking with others. Yet all of these words are not enough to take us into the real presence of God where we can hear his voice. This book is an invitation to you to meet God deeply and fully outside the demands and noise of daily life. It is an invitation to solitude and silence.
Do you need a Bible? Would you like a copy in a translation that is easily understood? We would love to give you a free Bible. Come by the Next Steps area to get a copy of the Bible in the New Living Translation.
RIGHTNOW MEDIA DIGITAL LIBRARY
Want to watch or listen to some videos that will strengthen your understanding of the Bible and challenge you to follow Jesus? Or, perhaps you’re looking for some faith-based videos and devotionals for your family? We’ve got you covered!
We have a FREE account for you on RightNow Media, a digital library of resources. Go to www.wschurch.org/rnm to sign up for your free account. Then, download the app or go to the website and start exploring!
EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY DAY BY DAY
We all struggle to find daily time to be with God for the nourishment of our souls. This 40 Day devotional invites you to the ancient and yet powerful spiritual discipline of the Daily Office, the practice of pausing morning and evening to reflect on God's work in your life.