A Message from Pastor Jorge:
My life changed forever in February 2002, when I spent a week learning from Wayne Cordeiro, author and pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Hawaii. As a young pastor, I went there to learn the “tricks of the trade” from one of the most effective church leaders in America...but God had a big surprise in store for me. At the time, I had logged nearly 25 years as a Christ-follower, but I was still struggling with my daily devotional life.
All of that changed in one week with Wayne. Our first morning together, Wayne invited our group to bring our Bibles and join him for devotions at a Starbuck’s near the church. We sat down, and Wayne told us to read and jot down any insights we had. After 40 minutes of reading and journaling, Wayne led us in a time of sharing what we had learned and discovered, by reading directly from what we had written in our journals. It was a very cool experience.
Later that morning, when we gathered in Wayne’s office for our “official” time together, I was ready to learn the secrets of leadership! Instead, Wayne taught us how to have a quiet time, by using the SOAP method. For the rest of the week, I joined with Wayne and others early each morning to read our Bibles, write down our insights, and share what we learned. A month after I returned home, I invited Grace Church to join me in a practice of daily Bible engagement. I simply taught our people what Wayne taught me.
We called it the “University of the Holy Spirit,” and ever since, we have encouraged every person who calls Grace Church their spiritual home to join. Enrollment is easy, but showing up for class each day takes discipline and commitment. I, along with hundreds of your fellow classmates, will tell you from our personal experience that it’s worth it!
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