This meeting is for welcoming, introducing small group members, to explain the weekly assignments and how each small group meeting will flow.
Embracing the Journey:
The Way of Christ
Spiritual formation (5 weeks)
An exploration of spiritual formation as a journey toward wholeness and holiness, individually and in community, through the grace of God.
Feeding on the Word:
The Mind of Christ
Scripture (5 weeks)
An introduction to several ways of meditating and praying with scripture.
Responding to Our Call:
The Work of Christ
Vocation (5 weeks)
A presentation of gifts and call, giving ourselves to God in willing obedience, and receiving the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Exploring Spiritual Guidance:
The Spirit of Christ
Spiritual companionship (5 weeks)
An overview of different ways of giving and receiving spiritual guidance from one-on-one relationships with a spiritual guide, to spiritual growth groups, to guidance in their faith community or congregational life.
Developing a Rule of Life
Time to reflect on where the small group members have come by God's grace in these weeks together and where they perceive the call to continued spiritual practice is leading in their own lives and in their faith community.
The full 28-week Companions Participant Book includes: five major sections to introduce you to the Christian life as a spiritual journey, scriptural meditation, prayer, our call as Christ followers, and spiritual guidance. Each of the five sections may be purchased and studied separately. The Leader's Guide is also available as one book. (28 weeks)