In some ways, spiritual formation is wrapped up in everything we do—or it should be. It is all about putting ourselves in a position for the Holy Spirit to transform our hearts and our minds into the likeness of Jesus. We do that by engaging in spiritual exercises, activities, and events—the kinds of things that Jesus did when he was on this earth. We do these with one another in groups, and alone—things like Bible study, prayer, devotion, fasting, meditation. Doing the kinds of things that Jesus did doesn’t change us, but when we do them—regularly and consistently—the Holy Spirit has the power to transform our minds and our very lives into the image of Christ. That’s how we follow Jesus, and that’s what Spiritual Formation is all about.
Teaching Times in Worship Services
Dr. Steve Laufer often builds his Sunday morning messages for our regular worship services around themes that support and encourage those who are following Christ.
These teaching times are an integral part of our spiritual formation as UBCers and guests. With teaching solidly based on the Bible, he always challenges us to learn to live out of the principles of scripture, and encourages us to keep on the journey of reaching for our full potential in Christ.
Bible Study and Prayer in WBS Groups
One of the key disciplines of spiritual formation for us is the study of God’s Word. We believe that the teachings of the Old and New Testaments give insight and provide guidance as we journey together. Studying the Bible together is the main agenda for Sunday morning WBS Groups.
At the same time, the experience of sharing life with others, which happens best in the context of the small group, is vital to us as we follow Christ.
Sharing life with others...
- praying together
- keeping up with one another
- encouraging one another
- caring for one another
- just enjoying life with one another
...gives us strength and courage to continue on the pathway of Full Potential in Christ.
Some of our adult WBS groups are also using spiritual formation studies and experiences as their week-to-week group curriculum.
Sunday Evenings and Weekdays
Women's and Men's Groups
Exciting and in-depth Bible studies for men and for women are offered on a regular basis at UBC. For more information, contact the Women’s Ministries office, or Family Ministries Office for Men’s Ministries.
Student and Children's Groups
Care Ministries, 281-488-8517