The New Rules of Resolution

Changing How We Think About Change

Most of us start each year in the same way. We vow to do things differently and make this year better than the last. We resolve to change, really change, and we start strong with the best of intentions. But, inevitably we fall short, settling back into old ways and habits for another year. We need to reframe the way we think about how we can really change…and it starts this year!

Week 1 Message-  Good Goals

Date- January 3rd and 4th, 2015

Key Verse(s)- 1 Timothy 4:8, 2 Timothy 1:7, Galatians 5:22-23

Speaker- Rusty Coram


One of the most discouraging times every year is the moment you realize that you didn't keep some, if not all, of your New Year's resolutions. What's wrong with us? Maybe we are too weak and undisciplined. Maybe we're making the wrong goals. Or maybe we're just looking at things a wrong way.

Week 2 Message-  Perfection vs Progresssion

Date- January 10th and 11th, 2015

Key Verse(s)-  2 Peter 1:3-11 

Speaker- Rusty Coram


If we are honest, many of our successes in life didn’t start off so well. One reason that New Year’s resolutions often fail is because our expectation is that accomplishing them should be quicker or easier than they actually are. Real change takes perseverance and often requires several re-starts.

Week 3 Message-  Real Change Is a Team Sport (Part 1)

Date- January 17th and 18th, 2015

Key Verse(s)-  Romans 12:1-2Isaiah 41:102 Corinthians 5:17

Speaker- Jeff Geyer


As followers of Jesus we have a partner that wants to see us succeed in changing for the better. What does it look like to have God as our partner and team-mate? How do we access His resources to find the power and resolve to change? 

Week 4 Message-  Real Change Is a Team Sport (Part 2)

Date- January 24th and 25th, 2015

Key Verse(s)-  Hebrews 10:24-25Galatians 6:1-2James 5:16Genesis 1:27-28

Speaker- Jeff Geyer


As followers we also have the church as our team-mates in our pursuit of real change. This only happens when we live open, honest and humbly together. Small Groups are the place where we can really come alongside and help each other grow.

Week 5 Message-  Regular Check Ups

Date- January 31st and February 1st, 2015

Key Verse(s)-  Matthew 6:9-13John 12:23-26Luke 9:23-25

Speaker- Rusty Coram


Change isn’t something that happens and then we move on. Healthy change is part of a lifestyle that needs regular care and feeding. There are some very practical things we all can do to change and maintain our progress.