Spiritual Growth

Our desire is to develop fully devoted followers of Christ who make disciples. In light of that vision, we are very passionate about helping every person who attends CMBC to take their next step. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, there is always another step to take towards being fully devoted in your following of Christ. There is no one prescription for spiritual growth because everyone is different. But there are some basic areas to consider. It is our desire that each person intentionally participates with God and others in this transforming process. We invite you to consider what’s offered at CMBC and how that may be used by God to mature you in the faith.

 

Preparing for Baptism

Baptism is important, but it is not salvation. Baptism should be among the first steps of a new believer’s walk in obedience to the Lord. The questions and answers on this review sheet will help you more thoroughly understand baptism.

 

Right Now Media

CMBC is always looking for ways to serve you as you live out your faith through the week. We are offering you free access to an exciting video library called “Right Now Media.” It’s essentially the Netflix of video Bible studies, giving you instant access to small group Bible studies, thousands of great videos for kids, youth, parents, married couples, and more. You can view these videos from your phone, tablet, computer, or other wireless enabled devices. To begin using Right Now Media, simply send an email to jdavis@calvarymonument.org requesting an account. Our office staff will respond with detailed instructions and login information for you.

 

Recommended Reading

Church Ministry Philosophy
The Trellis and the Vine - Colin Marshall & Tony Payne

The Cross and Christian Ministry - D. A. Carson
Simple Church - Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger
Lectures to My Students - C. H. Spurgeon

 

Church Leadership
Brothers, We Are Not Professionals - John Piper
Why Elders? - Benjamin L. Merkle
Biblical Eldership - Alexander Strauch
The New Testament Deacon - Alexander Strauch
Spiritual Leadership - J. Oswald Sanders

 

Bible Study & Teaching
Christ-Centered Preaching - Bryan Chapell
The Supremacy of God in Preaching - John Piper
The Message of the Old Testament, The Message of the New Testament - Mark Dever
Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary - Clinton E. Arnold

 

Theology
Systematic Theology - Wayne A. Grudem
Systematic Theology - Augustus Strong
Essential Truths of the Christian Faith - R. C. Sproul

 

Evangelism
Two Ways to Live resources - Matthias Media
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God - J.I. Packer
The Gospel and Personal Evangelism - Mark Dever
Let the Nations Be Glad! - John Piper
Jesus the Evangelist - Richard D. Phillips

 

Discipleship & Counseling
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands - Paul David Tripp
How People Change - Timothy S. Lane & Paul David Tripp
Introduction to Biblical Counseling - John F. MacArthur & Wayne A. Mack

 

Prayer
Handbook to Prayer - Kenneth Boa
Hunger for God - John Piper
Valley of Vision - Compiled by Arthur Bennett
A Guide to Prayer - Isaac Watts

 

Marriage
The Meaning of Marriage - Tim Keller
When Sinners Say I Do - Dave Harvey
Strengthening Your Marriage - Wayne A. Mack
Reforming Marriage - Douglas Wilson
His Needs, Her Needs - Willard F. Harley

 

Men's Resources
Disciplines of a Godly Man - R. Kent Hughes
Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is) - Joshua Harris
Tender Warrior - Stu Weber
Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood - Wayne Grudem
Thoughts for Young Men - J. C. Ryle

 

Women's Resources
Feminine Appeal - Carolyn Mahaney
Lies Women Believe - Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Praise Her in the Gates - Nancy Wilson
Women Helping Women - Elyse Fitzpatrick & Carol Cornish
A Woman after God's Own Heart - Elizabeth George
Becoming a Titus 2 Woman - Martha Peace

 

Parenting
Shepherding a Child's Heart - Tedd Tripp
Big Truths for Young Hearts - Bruce A. Ware
Everyday Talk - John Younts
Age of Opportunity - Paul David Tripp
Gospel-Powered Parenting - William P. Farley

 

Youth & Children's Ministry
Come Ye Children - C.H. Spurgeon
Do Hard Things - Alex & Brett Harris
Already Gone - Ken Ham & Britt Beemer
Growing Up Christian - Karl Graustein
No Guts, No Glory - Alan Stewart

 

Music & Worship
Worship by the Book - D. A. Carson
Give Praise to God - Phillip Graham Ryken
Worship Old & New - Robert E. Webber
Music Through the Eyes of Faith - Harold M. Best

 

Biography & Inspiration
Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor - D. A. Carson
A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards - George M. Marsden
The Unquenchable Flame - Michael Reeves
David Martyn Lloyd-Jones - Iain Murray
Twelve Ordinary Men - John F. MacArthur

 

Other Books
The Prodigal God - Tim Keller
Quieting a Noisy Soul - Jim Berg
The Shadow of the Cross - Walter Chantry
Fit Bodies, Fat Minds - Os Guiness
Christian Directory: Practical Works, Vol 1 - Richard Baxter