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Helping People Develop and Live a Christ-Centered Life

Christ Centered Journey

Jesus said He came to give abundant life for all Christ-followers. With energy and intention, Castle Hills encourages and guides each person to take next steps on their Christ-centered Journey. We each have a unique journey, yet the Journey is similar through the common stages we each travel spiritually. Through God’s Word, we see the Christ-centered Journey best definedby the 5 characteristicsfound in the Bible and displayed by those who live a Christ-centered life.

We want to help encourage and disciple everyone to move closer to Jesus and make Him the center of everything.

 

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Stages of the Christ-centered Journey

 

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Exploring

People “exploring” Christianity are disconnected from God and have yet to begin a personal relationship with Jesus.

 

Beginning

You have accepted Christ. You are brand new. We consider that an infant Christ-follower. Much like physical development, spiritual development begins with dependence upon other Christ-followers for growth and development in their “baby steps.”

 

Growing

Beginning to take increasing steps specifically through the five characteristics of a Christ-centered life. Enthusiastic about their faith with many significant steps still to be made. 

 

Maturing

Moving into a God-first and others-first outlook. Beginning to make significant contributions to God’s Kingdom and living for God’s purpose.

 

 

Christ-centered

Experiencing the joy of Christ by defining everything in their life by their position and purpose in Christ. They are reproducing their faith and life in other Christ-followers in the preceding stages. 

 

 


 

 

Characteristics of a Christ-centered Life

Worship

We are God’s creation and He alone deserves and demands our worship. This is best lived out through weekly worship gatherings and through individual, private worship by reading God’s Word, prayer and other personal spiritual habits.

Biblical Community

Because we are created for community, we gather all ages into small groups for relationships built around God’s Word. In small groups, Christ-followers are engaged in discipleship, community and service.

Service

We can’t grow without serving and we cannot serve without growing. At Castle Hills, we encourage each person to engage in two arenas of service: 1. Ministry inside the walls of the church and 2. Missions outside the walls of the church.

Influence

As Christ-followers, we each have the commission to influence our community and world as we “go” about our days sharing the love, justice and truth of God. This is lived out by modeling a Christ-centered life and sharing the Gospel with those in our circles of influence.

Generosity

Generosity with our time and treasures are often the greatest barometers of our spiritual journey. At Castle Hills we have found the Biblical practice of tithing is the greatest step we can take in the characteristic of generosity and living an open-handed life where Christ is the center.