Devotions & Resources

Your Daily Walk

Disciples of Jesus are expected to grow spiritually.  It does not happen by accident or osmosis! 

Regular reading of the Bible, use of devotional materials, seeking settings for Christian conversation, and reading books and magazines are all ways to grow and be a vital disciple of Jesus Christ.


If you wonder when things will ever get back to something like “normal,” you’re in good company.

If this year has taken you to one emotional extreme after another—with the pandemic, our nation’s racial reckoning, a complicated and highly contentious election, and whatever else has been happening in your own circumstances—you may be feeling depleted.

It’s that experience of depletion, distance, and uncertainty that has prompted Iowa UM Conference to introduce The Exile Project.  You are invited to sign up for a weekly e-mail that will offer wisdom and resources for lay and clergy leaders’ spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well-being, as we all live through the challenges of 2020 and beyond.  Sign up through this link.

Digital Bible And Daily Bible Verses
A website to give you a digital access to the Bible is Bible Gateway. The United Methodist Church often uses the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), and the Common English Bible (CEB). Other frequently used versions are New International Version (NIV) and The Message translation (MSG). This website also is a good online source a “Verse of the Day” for daily meditation.
Discipleship Ministries

Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church has many resources for young to old, new to experienced, on many aspects of being a growing, vital disciple of Jesus Christ.  Some examples of this free material are…

  • A Guide to Prayer
  • Praying the Scriptures
  • The Quiet Center
Upper Room Daily Devotional

A devotional may only take a few minutes to read, but it gives you a scriptural message to think about all day. Here’s a link to a favorite.