There are seven essential dimensions to the call or vocation of pastoral and spiritual leadership
These notes summarise the teaching on how to Find and Build Sanctuary – that we live in and from Sanctuary – God’s presence.
We Follow Jesus as our highest value, and our fourth spiritual practice that enables us to live this value is Holy Spirit Administration. We practice the intimacy of God’s indwelling Spirit moment by moment.
Following Jesus by the Practice of Prayer – Part Two – is about the “how to” of prayer from the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 6:5-15.
We practice the discipline of the Word of God in our daily devotion to hearing God through meditation in the Word and prayer. Lectio Divina gives us a practical tried and tested framework to do this.
Being the Beloved – THE FRAMEWORK – gives the big picture for what it means to become God’s Beloved, in terms of the vision and values, and the priorities and practices
“Being the Beloved – A year of Spiritual Formation” is the chosen theme for Following Jesus congregation for 2014. It’s all about learning to live in and from God’s love.
God is the God of seasons, night and day, of new beginnings. Do you prepare and plan for the new year? With God’s help we can do much more than new year’s resolutions. We can turn 2014 into a year of achievement!
Halloween – the truth behind – is from Global Prayer, bringing awareness to the how Halloween developed and is celebrated. Contrary to people thinking it’s innocent fun, it’s both pagan and dangerous.
The Ignatian exercises is a structured prayer meditations based on the life of Jesus, aimed at an experiential journey of coming to know the love of God – in Christ Jesus. Read up on Ignatius and the Jesuits, and see his story and the motivation behind his “exercises”
FROM Session 4: Priorities and practices are what we actually do… what we do first, of most importance, before we do other things. They answer the question of What? we do, and How? we do them… i.e. our basic disciplines and skills that we learn to do and practice on a regular basis – in order to live out our core values, in pursuit of our vision, to fulfill our mission under God.