Here at The Contemplative Activist, we believe that God has many treasures to share with you if you will only take the time to listen! Our goal is to come alongside you as you learn to better care for your soul, stepping out of the busy traffic of everyday life and giving yourself a bit more time for silence, solitude and practicing the in-breaking power and presence of God. A simple, sustainable and well-balanced lifestyle we like to call:
Christ-Centered 3-C Contemplative Activism.
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. Might we also suggest that you click here to read our introduction to Jesus of Nazareth: Our Journey Into Good.
Now…are you ready for a reformation in your life, a quiet fire of God-renewal? Allow us to suggest six simple, life-giving stepping stones that have helped us along the way…
COMMUNION: STOP, LOOK, LISTEN & LEARN
Start your spiritual journey by reading and exploring! Read more about learning from others who are speaking on the subjects of spiritual formation, soul care, and Christ-centered contemplative activism. 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 in your journey. Read more about practicing the ancient spiritual disciplines of…
Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Visio Divina, The Daily Examen, and Welcoming Prayer.
COMMUNION: TAKING INTENTIONAL TIME WITH CHRIST
Now that you’re becoming familiar with the themes of spiritual formation, and practicing a few basic disciplines, we invite you to become more intentional in slowing down your own life, taking extra time for your personal spiritual awareness and growth.
Read more about adding in one of our devotional studies from our popular As I See It blog series. These short devotional readings will serve you well in the caring for your soul.
COMMUNITY: PARTNERING WITH A SPIRITUAL COMPANION
Now it’s time to prayerfully consider finding a Christ-centered spiritual companion whose primary role is to simply come alongside you, becoming a spiritual friend in the care of your own soul.
Read more about partnering with a 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, and to find a spiritual director from our Spiritual Directors Network.
COMMUNITY: GOING DEEPER WITH OTHERS
Gathering with others who are learning to care for their souls can be both rewarding and enriching. Consider attending one of our two-year retreats offered by the Sustainable Faith School of Contemplative Life. Click here for more info.
COMMISSION: GIVING 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 about how to be trained in spiritual direction through the Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction.
COMMISSION: RE-FORMING CHRIST’S CHURCH
As more of us continue our journey into Christ-centered 3-C contemplative activism, the more there will be a need for vibrant churches across North America that will reflect the values of those beliefs we hold dear. And we believe that you, dear reader, are very likely called to be an important part of this work of God in the years ahead. Read more…
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