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WELCOME

Church Quake is a spiritual growth experiment. The hope isn't for extraordinary growth in a few individuals, but rather an ordinary step of faith taken by the whole church. Believing that growth is most powerful and most successful when everyone participates, Beach Bible Church is expectantly looking for what God might do through us.

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Online Assessment

In order to know what one's next step is to take, he or she needs to know where they currently are. This anonymous online assessment will assess a person's heart and knowledge about ten areas that impact a person's spiritual health.

After taking the test, each participant should add up the two 1 to 5 scores for each section and give themselves an overall score for the section. For example, if a person puts themselves at a 3 in the section about how they feel about hospitality and a 2 in their knowledge of how to be hospitable, their overall score will be a 5 for the section as a whole.

 

To participate in the campaign, all one must do is to commit to try and increase their score by 1 point over the next year. We believe it is best to make that commitment to grow with others who are committed as well; who can encourage and hold one another accountable.

growth resources

To aid people in their growth, here are some suggested resources for each category addressed in the assessment. Please don't hesitate to suggest resources you may have found to be helpful. We hope to grow this section throughout the campaign as we work together.

Overarching Resources

  • The Life You've Always Wanted by John Ortberg

  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney

  • The Making of an Ordinary Saint by Nathan Foster

  • Renovation of the Heart in Daily Practice by Dallas Willard & Jan Johnson

  • Soul Revolution by John Burke

  • The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

  • Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster

Evangelism

  • The Master Plan of Discipleship by Robert Coleman

  • Tell Someone by Greg Laurie

  • Sam Chan - Evangelism in a Skeptical World or I once was lost

Christian Community

Books

  • Better Together by Rick Warren

Holiness

Books

  • Humility: The Journey Toward Holiness by Andrew Murray (first published 1884) – free audiobook available online

  • Pursuit of Holiness Jerry Bridges (first published 1978)

  • Holy Available: What if Holiness is About More than What We Don’t Do? Gary Thomas (2009)

  • Holiness: The Heart of God Purifies Nancy DeMoss (2004)

  • The Hole in Your Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness Kevin DeYoung (2012)

Online Videos

 

 

 

 

 

Podcasts

  • Come to the Table - Personal Purity July 2, 2021 1 These 25 minutes Pastor Mark Kirk, Calvary Knoxville, TN

stewardship

      Books

  •  The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn (2001)

  •   I Like Giving by Brad Formsma (2014)

  •   Gospel Patrons by John Rinehart (2013)

  •   Doing Well and Doing Good by Os Guiness (2001)

  •   Christians in an Age of Wealth by Craig Blomberg (2013)

 

     Online Videos

  • What the Bible says about Stewardship. – Ronblue.com (3 minutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5Npr1X2Iu0

 

  • Ilikegiving.com – resources and videos available

     Podcasts

  • Desert Springs Church Podcast: Investing in Eternity: Financial Stewardship and Eternal Rewards

by Randy Alcorn (Luke 3:7-14) and (Luke 6:19-21) (57 minutes)

prayer

Books

  • Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala

  • Too Busy Not to pray

  • The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

worship

service/hospitality

    Books

  • The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield

  • The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door  

  • Jay Pathak & Dave Runyon 

  • The Simplest Way to Change the World – Biblical Hospitality as a Way of Life 

  • Dustin Willis and Brandon Clements 

 

    Podcasts 

  • Radically Ordinary Hospitality 

  • John Mark Comer (You Version) 

  • How to be Hospitable in a Post-Christian World 

  • Rosaria Butterfield (The Gospel Coalition) 

    Videos 

  • Simple Studies 

  • Making Room: A Study of Biblical Hospitality 

  • She Reads Truth 

bible reading

    Books

  • Women of the Word : How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilken (2014)

  • How to Enjoy Reading Your Bible by Keith Ferrin (2015)

  • Living by the Book by Howard Hendricks and William Hendricks (1991)

 

 

    Videos

 

    Podcasts

  • Read The Bible (Gospel Coalition)

  • Exploring My Strange Bible (Tim Mackie)

  • The Bible ReCap  (Tara-Leigh Cobble)

  • Apps

  • YouVersion

  • SheReadsTruth and HeReadsTruth

disciple making

Books
  • Breaking the Discipleship Code by David Putman

  • The Adventure of Discipling Others by Bennett and Purvis (Intervarsity Press)

  • The Disciple-Making Church by Bill Hull