Join Us This Summer!

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Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

     

     Enjoy a nice breath of fresh air this summer by participating in this life-giving study which incorporates; scripture, a new spiritual practice each week, light homework and reading... alongside a wonderful community of fellow disciples of Jesus.

 

     "Drawing on the imagery of the natural rhythms of the created order, Sacred Rhythms explores the practices that spiritual seekers and growing disciples have used throughout history to grow closer to God."

      In this six session video-based study, Ruth Haley Barton provides us the guidance that links the disciplines of the Christian faith to the most compelling desires of the human soul. Each of the sessions offers biblical teaching & specific practices that we will experience together.  We will also enjoy discussing the book and the corresponding chapters with deeper reflective questions to draw us more into the sacred rhythms of a life rooted in God.

Sessions include:

  1. Desire; Longing for More in the Spiritual Life

  2. Solitude & Silence; Creating Space for God

  3. Lectio Divina; Engaging the Scriptures

  4. Honoring the Body; Flesh and Blood Spirituality

  5. The Examen; Bringing My Whole Self to God

  6. A Rule of Life; Cultivating your Own Sacred Rhythms

"this is not just another study on spiritual practices, it's so much more!"

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Wednesday Evenings 6:30-8:30pm (with a 10-15 minute break) / Location: Utilizing the Zoom platform

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DATES:   July 15th - Aug. 19th / 6 sessions

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MATERIALS: You will need a participant study guide.  Getting  the book Sacred Rhythms is optional, if you want to take the teaching deeper there are corresponding chapters you can read each week.  You can get your book here and your Participant Guide,  prior to class. 

Some local libraries have the Sacred Rhythms book, so if you want to borrow it from the library, there is that option.  

But please purchase the Participant guide so you have your own individual copy to write in.

THERE IS NO READING REQUIRED PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS.

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Class fee:  One payment of $90

           or 2 monthly payments of $45.

Scholarships always available, don't let the cost keep you from joining!

to avoid paypal fees... we also accept funds through Chase QuickPay, Zelle, an old fashion Check, ApplePay and

Venmo @ cecilia_whitacre

Register here

Do you long for a deep, fundamental change in your life with God?

Do you desire a greater intimacy with God?

Do you wonder how you might truly live your life -as God created you to live it?

 

    Dallas Willard defines spiritual disciplines as "Activities we engage in that are within our power and enable us to do what we cannot do by direct effort, because in this way we meet the action of God (grace) with us, and the outcome is humanly inexplicable. This is what it means to speak of discipline as 'a means to grace.' They are required in every area of life"

Dr Robert Mulholland’s basic definition of “spiritual formation is a process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others.” 

Dr. Mulholland points out in his book that everyone is, at all times and in all places, undergoing spiritual formation—consciously or unconsciously—and through this formation will come either something wonderful or something destructive. "We are being shaped into either the wholeness of the image of Christ or a horribly destructive caricature of that image—destructive not only to ourselves but also to others. . .the direction of our spiritual growth infuses all we do with intimations of either Life or Death”

(Invitation to a Journey; A Roadmap to Spiritual Formation). 

The choice to establish your own sacred rhythm is the most important choice you can make with your life.

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