New Year’s Resolutions: daily God connection, faith-growing relationships, and helping others know Jesus

By Charlie A on January 4, 2017

Maybe you’re one of the many Americans who make New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you don’t like making them. I recently read that only 8 percent of people who make them ever succeed in meeting their goals.

Whether or not you plan to make any official resolutions, you may be thinking about what your 2017 looks like.

One recent TIME magazine article suggested that we should spend more time engaging people instead of pixels, taking your soul seriously, and being kind. Those are some great thoughts for beginning the year.

These are all things that we do in the church. At Bloomingdale Church we believe that a good life is built on relationships of “Up, In, Out.”

UP. That’s a daily and real connection between you and God.

IN. That’s all of the relationships we have that help us be present with people and grow in our faith.

OUT. That’s all the ways that we can serve and help others.

We invite you to be a part of these UP/IN/OUT relationships in 2017.

Here are some resources to succeed in reaching your Up / In / Out resolutions for 2017:

“UP” Opportunities [Up, In, Out]

“IN” Opportunities [Up. In. Out.]

“Out” Opportunities [Up. In. Out]


In the Beginning Part 2

In the Beginning…

Genesis, the first book of the Bible, is the narrative of God’s awesome creation of the universe, the appearance of the first family, and then the impressive population growth that follows. It is the story of the early years of civilization and the sad stumblings of humankind. It is also the story of God’s active, enduring love for people, even when they wander far the wrong direction. It is the story that offers big picture perspective and tangible hope in our lives today.

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