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

By Nate Kugel 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]