A Journey Into 3-C Christian Discipleship. Twelve Characteristics of a Godly Life.


Over a thirty-six week period, we invite you to take a deeper look into twelve key characteristics of a godly life. In other words, we’ll take a journey into the realm of Christ-centered 3-C contemplative activism.

communion with Christ.

community with others.

commission into our world.

Each one of our blog studies can serve you well as a support piece in your devotional life with Jesus. As you’ll see when you open up one of our pages, each blog begins with a short scripture or reading, some thoughts to consider, and then concludes with a prayer and a question or two for you to ponder. Go slow. Walk at your own pace, inviting the Holy Spirit to join with you as you read and reflect.

Outside of a few introductory blogs scattered throughout the series, we’ll divide our thoughts into three 12-week categories…

Section 1 – The Spiritual Characteristics of a Godly Life. (39 blogs)

Being A Believer

Being Empowered

Being Victorious

Being a Warrior

Section 2 – The Personal Characteristics of a Godly Life. (37 blogs)

Being Physically Pure

Being Love Motivated

Being Extremely Valued

Being Christ-Actualized

Section 3 – The Lifestyle Characteristics of a Godly Life. (38 blogs)

Having a Servant’s Heart

Serving Christ in the Workplace

Trusting God’s Provision

Living Purposefully

Grab a Bible, a pad of paper, a pen, and a quiet spot where you can sit in God’s presence, pondering and praying alongside the Holy Spirit over the conversations we will have. Might I suggest you even pull together a group of folks to walk through the material as a group! I look forward to our time together and I invite your lively participation.

Don’t take this journey into 3-C Christian Discipleship alone! One of the best ways to explore the on-going applications of this blog series is to walk alongside a biblically-based, Christ-centered spiritual director who is familiar with how to make material like this part of your overall spiritual formation in God. Many of our directors in our Sustainable Faith-Heartland network are available to companion you in your journey with Jesus. Click here for more info.

Click here to begin your journey with Section 1!

Click here to see a complete list of Scriptures used in this series. As you go through this blog series, we suggest that you use the ancient tool of Lectio Divina as you approach each scriptural text we give you in this blog. Lectio Divina is a slow, intentional reading of the Holy Scriptures. Take your time as you ponder the text slowly, allowing the Holy Spirit to illuminate God’s Word for you as you read. Ask the Master as you read, “Jesus, what in this passage do I need to hear today?”