The Discipline of Dependence

There is something about the start of a new year that has us dreaming and planning for what could be different this go around.  But the truth is the vast percentage of New Year’s resolutions fail within the first three months.  The reason? Resolutions are dependent on new results and new habits from the same old people.


This year, we want to resolve to be more disciplined in a way that can change things. Better yet, this discipline will change us!  Our new series The Discipline of Dependence is all about learning to pray in a way that forces our dependence upon God, the One who never fails.


60% of Americans claim to pray daily; another 20% claim to pray weekly.  But much of what we call “prayer” doesn’t actually fit God’s definition for prayer.  Most of us, if we are honest, are going through the motions.  We get frustrated by prayer.  We even find ourselves doubting whether or not prayer changes anything.  The issue at the heart of all of this is an issue of dependence.  Prayer is place where our true dependence is displayed.  Prayer can change things.  Prayer will change us.  It starts with dependence. This year, let's learn The Discipline of Dependence.


  • Week 5: Dependence that Displays the Glory of God

    by Chad Merrell

  • Week 4: Confession that Leads to Joy

    by Matthew Cavin

  • Week 3: Dependence that Leads to Persistence

    by Chad Merrell

  • Week 2: Dependence that Brings Peace

    by Chad Merrell

  • Week 1: Dependence that Leads to Submission

    by Chad Merrell