Onsite or Online - Mondays, Sept. 14 through Nov. 9

We live in a time of uncertainty, complexity, and anxiety as we remain in the grip of a growing pandemic.  We are drawn to the question, “How then shall we live?”

We have been focusing all summer on renewal and we want to experience that as we move into the fall.  There are certain perspectives and practices which are most helpful during times like this and, in fact, are essential for the spiritual maturity processes at all times.

This class, led by Pastor Gordon Carpenter, will use some key reflections from Conversations (written by Pastor Brian Rice) on Perspectives on Spirituality and Practices of Spirituality, we will help participants to personally engage with the content in transformative ways so they might flourish during this pandemic.

This will include two parts – each four weeks long.  This course will be offered both online and onsite, so we will keep the session at one hour.  The facilitator will guide participants through the reflection and they will work on it the following week.

Part I

  • September 14 – Dallas Willard’s VIM (Vision, Intention, Means)
  • September 21 – Learning to Be With Jesus
  • September 28 – Regula and Rhythm
  • October 5 – Solitude, Silence and Sacred Spaces

Part II

  • October 19 – Self-Awareness (and God Awareness) / The Water Line model
  • October 26 – Desires
  • November 2 – The Affections and Emotions / Consolation and Desolation
  • November 9 – Encountering the Presence of God (focusing on how to practice) / The Daily Examen