Abiding in Christ with Community
Mature faith grows as we learn to walk daily with God and others, often by cultivating spiritual rhythms (John 15:1-11). And, all too often, the process of growth also involves failure! There is, however, no condemnation for those of us in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1), and through these moments of faltering we can discover God’s invitation to work out our growth with Him (Philippians 2:12-13). At times, faith involves releasing our spiritual “progress” to Him and resting in His gracious work in us.
Biola is full of resources to support your growth in life-long abiding with Christ and in community, including staff who are here to assist you personally as you discern God’s work in the seasons of your life so that you can cooperate with Him. Our prayer is that during your time at Biola you will engage in encouraging relationships and rhythms of life such as scripture reading, prayer, service, and joining intergenerational church communities. We pray that these rhythms will become foundational habits for your life-long abiding in Christ, that as you abide in His Love you’ll bear good fruit for his kingdom, and that you’ll experience the fullness of the Lord’s joy in the process (John 15:1-11).
What Biola Students Say
most common during Fives chapels are for peace and strength in the midst of stress and difficulty, growth in relationships with others, and growth in intimacy and trust with God
identified as most helpful for their life with God are personal devotional time, bible classes, church engagement, and chapels
that most often bring students to Pastoral Care are a sense of overwhelm, questions of shame and guilt, family relationships, relationships with friends or significant others, and mental or physical health concerns
What one small step can you take to practice well-being in your life with God?
Learn & Practice Self-Care
Check out Campus Resources & Events
Build your Community
Develop your Skills in Classes & Workshops
- Intentionally engage your Bible classes, taking full advantage of prayer projects, reflection papers and learning skills for deeper study of God’s word.
Additional Resources from Biola
Listen to the Biola Hour, biblically grounded conversations on culturally relevant issues so that we can cultivate our calling to love God and others in our everyday lives.
Hear Dr. David Wang on grief with God in the pandemic.
Join Dr. Danielle Walker in practicing gratitude.
Listen to Brian Peterson share his ministry story and how “the homeless” became neighbor and friend.
Todd Pickett shares wisdom on discerning the voice and will of God: Is it Him or is it me?
Alex Choi talks about Jesus as savior and healer.
Dr. Carmen Imes shares about Jesus and the original “God With Us."
Hear Jennifer Guerra Aldana on the story of Ruth.
Hear Karrie Garcia on life with God in the midst of depression and anxiety.
Hear from Naima Lett on “Ministry in the Middle."