The Gospel of John is uniquely focused on uncovering the true identity, nature, and character of Christ through stories centered on His life and ministry. The author of this book, Jesus’ close friend and disciple John, was clear about his intention in recording these things: “These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name” (20:30-31).

Join us in January 2024 as we read, study, and learn to apply the Gospel of John to our own lives. Discover how belief in Jesus empowers us to live lives full of purpose, no matter the circumstances we might face. Find transformation embedded in strengthening what we know and believe about Christ. Dive in as we journey together through scripture with hearts focused on rediscovering Jesus and who we are as His followers.

Get ready to push your faith journey further as we grow to BELIEVE.

Prayer Works

If you ever get to a place in your life where you feel like something is missing, it’s probably a connection problem: you are disconnected from God and too connected to the world. Prayer and fasting can have a powerful impact on setting your life back on track. Prayer connects us to God. Watch teachings on prayer to learn more.

Why Fast?

The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.

Types of Fasting

Complete Fast

In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.

Selective Fast

This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, and bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.

Partial Fast

This fast is sometimes called the “Jewish Fast” and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.

Soul Fast

This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life that are out of balance. For example, you might choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.