LearnA Bible, a searching heart, a surrendered spirit, time, prayer, and an open mind to the move in God, are all essential elements to a productive Christian life. We must be willing to spend the time as intellectual beings created in the image of God, to know God and make Him known to others. This work is the heavy lifting of ministry, but it certainly is worth it! “Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.” – 2 Tim 2:7 (ESV)LoveAs Christians, we realize that it is simply impossible for anyone to know what love is apart from knowing who God is. We also recognize that love is the ultimate gift from God. In order to truly begin the conversation about what real love is, we must all recognize that without God, our personal definitions about love are subjectively warped and incomplete.LiveLiving for Jesus Christ is both a personal and a communal pursuit. There is no such thing as a “closet Christian”. How we live is a reflection of what we believe. As Christians, we do not get to be selective about how we live out our faith in Jesus. It is either private and public or it is neither. It should be the aim of every believer to “live out” their Christian identity everywhere they live.