I had a great ministry trip to Vineyard Churches in the UK. Here is my brief report with some observations and comments of what I feel God is doing and saying
To follow Jesus is to join his Kingdom Community, and to be formed and transformed in and through loving honest relationships in Christ.
We need community support and accountability in doing our spiritual practices, in our journey of progressive transformation in being and becoming who we are: God’s Beloved
“Transformation 1 – How God changes us” introduces the ‘praxis’ (practical application) of Being the Beloved. After a recap of the basic framework and practices of being free to love as Jesus loves, Alexander introduces how God transforms us into love.
YOU as God’s Beloved addresses the transformation of our identity and destiny through Christian baptism, which was modelled on Jesus’ baptism.
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.