So…how are YOU experiencing God today?
ommunion with Christ.
ommission into our world.
Are you ready for a reformation in your life, a quiet fire of God-renewal? Allow us to suggest a few simple life-giving steps that have helped us along the way…
Step One: STOP-LOOK-LISTEN. Start your spiritual journey by reading and exploring! Might we suggest you begin here:
- Read more about 3-B church life and see if this westernized corporate approach to Christianity has negatively influenced your walk with Jesus.
- Read more about 3-C contemplative activism and prayerfully consider if this simple and sustainable life in God just might be the way in and the way on with your journey with the Master.
Next, begin learning from others who are speaking on the subjects of spiritual formation, soul care, and Christ-centered contemplative activism. Here’s a suggested reading list that might help you along the way!
Step Two: TAKE INTENTIONAL STEPS. Now that you’re becoming familiar with the themes of spiritual formation, we invite you to become more intentional in slowing down your own life, taking extra time for your personal spiritual awareness and growth. The care of your soul is vitally important to Jesus, to you, your family, and those who live and work around you. We have many tools to help you begin your journey. Might we suggest you start with one of our devotional studies from our popular As I See It blog series. For a complete listing click here.
Step Three: PARTNER WITH A SPIRITUAL COMPANION. Now it’s time to prayerfully consider finding a Christ-centered spiritual director whose primary role is to simply come alongside you, becoming a spiritual companion in the care of your own soul (watch this video). We suggest that you partner with a well-trained, Christ-centered, Spirit-directed man or woman who will fully embrace the importance of making time and space for you and your journey with God (click here to find a well-qualified director).
As you’ve taken these intentional steps in caring for your soul, are you beginning to feel the gentle breeze of God’s love touching you deep within? It could be you’re starting to experience a spiritual awakening.
Take a look at this amazing story of one man’s story of transformation as he learned to slow down his life, walking at Godspeed rather than his own hurried pace…
Now, as you continue on your pathway in Christ-centered 3-C contemplative activism, you might consider these two additional steps…
Step 4: GO DEEPER WITH OTHERS. Consider bringing us into your community for a Caring For Your Soul retreat, focusing on the themes of Christ-centered 3-C contemplative activism. Gathering with others who are learning to care for their souls can be both rewarding and enriching. Spiritual directors from our team are readily available for a variety of retreat options for small groups and/or church leadership teams who are interested in exploring the many benefits of living the life of 3-C contemplative activism (read more).
Step 5: GIVE AWAY ALL GOD IS GIVING YOU. Prayerfully consider being trained and equipped in Christ-centered spiritual direction. What might your life look like if you were a part of a group of others in your church or in your community operating in the fine art of spiritual direction? Just think what that might do in helping to expand the ministry of the Kingdom of God throughout your city (read more)!