Class 201: Introduction To Spiritual Maturity. All Christians eventually ask the same questions: How can I get closer to God? How can I live more and more like Jesus? How can I grow in my faith? Where do I start? Class 201 is designed to answer these and many other questions. During Class 201, you will learn four habits that will energize or renew your spiritual life. First, through Class 201, you will learn practical steps to making time with God a powerful part of every day through Bible reading and study. You will also receive helpful tips on overcoming the largest obstacles you'll face as you get started. Second, every growing Christian needs to talk with God. This is called prayer. For some, talking to God is intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. In Class 201, you'll discover that God desires conversation with you and He's much more interested in you authentically talking with him than He is in critiquing your prayers. So, to get you started, you'll learn a pattern for prayer taken right out of the life of Jesus. A third area that is covered is financial giving. Admittedly, this is a sensitive subject because few things give a more piercing look into our spiritual lives than how we choose to handle our financial resources. This section will help you take a healthy look at priorities and what really matters in life. Finally, you'll clearly see the value of Christian relationships. At Blue Ridge, there are many opportunities to gather with other Christians. First, there's the larger group worship experience at the weekend services. Second, there are smaller groups, where you can connect with other believers in a deeper, more personal way. As part of Class 201 you will learn how lots of people at Blue Ridge have grown by becoming part of a spiritual family called a Small Group.