Next Steps

Wherever you are in life, whatever is going on, you will always have a NEXT STEP to take as you grow.

Next Steps

We believe growing people change. Wherever you are in life, whatever is going on, you will always have a NEXT STEP to take as you grow. We are grateful that God accepts us and loves us wherever we are. We are also grateful that God does not leave us there. We believe that each of us has a next step to take. Discipleship looks different in the days of a pandemic. You can’t get together with your Sunday school class. Your pastor can’t lead a bible study. We wanted to give you some resources that will help you grow closer to Jesus when you can’t get closer to anyone else.

Bible Reading Plans

The Bible contains 1189 chapters: 929 in the Old Testament and 260 in the New Testament. Reading 3 chapters every day and 5 on Sunday will cover the entire Bible in one year. Even one chapter a day will cover the New Testament in only 9 months. Follow some plan! Below are several Bible reading plans. They range in the amount you’ll need to read each day to keep up. Don’t worry if you fall behind. Just pick up where you were and go again.

Prayer Plans

“Lord, teach us to pray,” the disciples request of Jesus (Luke 11:1).

Maybe you have the same question.

At its simplest, prayer is a conversation with God. Even when we don’t know what to say when we pray, we can spend time listening to God’s side of the conversation.

Below you will find links to different ways of praying that have worked for Christians through the history of the church.

Find a way to pray that works for you.

Prayer Requests

Praying for yourself is important.

Praying for others is an important step in developing a prayer life.

At Cross Plains United Methodist we take seriously the call to pray for others.

We share our concerns weekly in worship and invite you to share your prayers with us.

Growing comfortable in sharing your concerns is also an important step in becoming a person pf prayer.