Spiritual Disciplines

What is spir­i­tu­al for­ma­tion? How is it to be described in the lan­guage of con­tem­po­rary life?

We were made to worship! Our fallen humanity, however, often leads us into worship of things that lead us further away from our true purpose in life as human beings created in the image of God – to worship God by loving him with all of our heart, mind, strength and soul, and loving our neighbours as ourselves.

In this series on the spiritual disciplines we will be looking at ways we can reorient our lives around what ought to be our first love (God) and from there to live with love for all others in this world. We will reason together via some spiritual disciplines on the truths that should guide us; through other disciplines we’ll reflect on the implications of these truths for our personal lives; thirdly we will practice disciplines that will carry truth into our relationships with all others; lastly, we will reach for the ideal of the Kingdom of God in our world as we train ourselves to live in love, faithfully resting in our God, and practicing peace.

Please join us in defining Spirituality, Spiritual Formation, and Spiritual Disciplines over the next few months with a view to developing and improving your own Christian habits.

  Why practice Spiritual Disciplines?  
  Spiritual Practice  Date

REASONING    
  Study  June 8
  Memorization of Scripture  June 15
  Devotional Reading  June 22
  Meditation/Contemplation  June 29
  Guidance  July 6
  Examen  July 13
  Journaling  July 20

REASONING

REFLECTING    
  Prayer   July 27
  Fasting   August 3
  Simplicity   August 10
  Solitude/Silence   August 17
  Confession   August 24
  Worship   August 31
  Celebration/Gratitude   September 7

REFLECTING

RELATING    
  Submission  September 14
  Service  September 21
  Hospitality  September 28
  Fellowship  October 5
  Spiritual Friendship  October 12
  Communion  October 19
  Mentoring  November 2

RELATING

RESTORING    
  Shema (Love)  November 23
  Sabbath (Rest)  December 7
  Shalom (Peace/Justice)  December 14
  Practicing the presence of God  January 4
  Teaching/Preaching  January 11
  Incarnational Living  January 18
  Developing a Rule of Life  January 25

RESTORING

 

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