Spiritual Formation is an important part of our community at CCTO. But what is Spiritual Formation? The best definition I’ve seen is from M. Robert Mulholland Jr. in his book, Invitation to a Journey. It is “the process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others.” God desires to take us on a journey with him, working and growing in our hearts in a way that affects our lives, and then the lives of others through us. Ephesians 4:23-34 gives a picture of this transformational work of God, and John 15:1-17 gives a model of this process, centered on abiding/remaining in Jesus.
Throughout the year we offer a number of different opportunities for people to both learn and grow in the process of abiding/remaining in Jesus. There are opportunities to learn and practice new spiritual disciplines, grow in prayer, and take time in solitude and silence. These are not quick, self-help or step by step growth programs, but opportunities to meet with God and be open to his work in our lives.
Explore the information here, and please contact me with any questions about spiritual formation and what we offer with Soul Care at CCTO.
Current Soul Care Practice: Sabbath Year
What is Sabbath Year?
Join us in 2018 as we walk together through the spiritual discipline of Sabbath. As a year-long spiritual discipline this commitment will provide an opportunity to rest from work, and ultimately to draw nearer to both God and others.Traditionally a weekly discipline, this is an opportunity to practice Sabbath once per month and grow through experiencing what God intended in the gift of this day. Click here for complete information including monthly devotions and discussion forums, and to sign up for Sabbath Year!