The Good News of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection is a life-changing, world-changing power. Jesus has welcomed us into life with God by sending his Spirit to live inside of us. But we don’t always experience that reality in the daily grind of life. While we have good intentions, we often live disconnected from the hope of authentic transformation in our everyday thoughts, feelings, and actions.
But Jesus calls us to something better - the hope of real, comprehensive, permanent change through apprenticeship to Jesus. This invitation is what classical Christian authors have for centuries called "Spiritual Formation." Simply put, authentic change happens as we learn to Practice the Way of Jesus Together for the Life of the World.
Our hope with this series is to install a new “Spiritual Formation Operating System,” giving us the vision, language, tools, and practices to expand our capacity for real change with God, others, and ourselves.
This week | November 18
Midtown | How We Change: Whole Person
Downtown | How We Change: Whole Person
Northwest | How We Change: Whole Person
The Message of the Sermon on the Mount by John Stott
The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering our Hidden Life in God by Dallas Willard
Strange Days: Life in the Spirit in a Time of Upheaval by Mark Sayers
Crucifying Morality: The Gospel of the Beatitudes by R W Glenn
Of the Imitation of Christ by Thomas of Kempis