Welcome to hangoutwithjesus.com!
The goal of this website is to help people, especially youth, learn how to spend time with Jesus.
I’m a youth pastor at Joy Lutheran Church in Gurnee, Illinois and often have students ask me
HOW to hang out with God. Fortunately, there is a rich tradition of church heritage writers and
early church fathers ready to help us learn how to do just that. This website takes these ancient
methods and makes them accessible for anybody. While I believe that the way to God is through
Jesus, I believe there is a wide array of methods of how we can “hang out” with the God of the
My advice is to try a few methods out. Each of us are wired up differently, so it would be a lot to
expect one method to hit home for everyone. However, it’s also good to be bold in trying out new
things. Something may sound strange at first, or feel strange at first, but millions of Christians
have done these things for thousands of years. Ancient tradition is really cool because it connects
you to the past in the present.
This website is built on the foundation of Richard Foster's amazingly rich book Celebration of Discipline.
If interacting with this site this sparks an interest in you on developing spiritual disciplines to grow your relationship
with God pick up a copy!