Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. (2 Corinthians 13:11)
Our mission to be ‘formed in Christ for the sake of others and the glory of God’ emphasizes our intention, both as individuals and as a church, to grow toward maturity in Christ. Spiritual formation (growing to maturity in Christ) is a process, initiated by the Holy Spirit; it is encouraged by the Church surrounding us, and expressed by the instructions found in God’s Word. While we will never master the process of spiritual maturity, the depths and actions of our lives are fulfilled through purpose, relationship, and transformation, helping us discern the presence and will of God. (See Romans 12:2, John 17-3, Matthew 11:25-28, and Luke 24:31-32.)
Here are some of the ways we are focused on spiritual growth together:
These are one-time events designed to foster your spiritual growth and community connections.
SABBATH RETREAT: ON THE COAST
JANUARY 18-20, 2019 | SERRA RETREAT CENTER, MALIBU CA | $249/PERSON (includes room and meals)
Could you benefit from several days at an ocean-view retreat center with the intent and purpose of growing closer to God? Sabbath Retreat offers you a unique setting and experience to enjoy a personal retreat along with others as a small caring community.
– Relax, to spend time reflecting on life as you pray and rest.
– Rekindle your relationship with God applying tools and rhythms for growing spiritually.
– Gather with our small group of 20 others for morning and evening prayers and worship.
– Interact with God through a spectrum of focused spiritual activities that can include scripture, nature, spiritual reading, journaling and art.
– Receive personalized guidance from spiritual directors and guides from our church.
– Adapt a schedule to meet your unique needs.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Jesus from Matthew 11:28-30
Click HERE to Register!
A new ROOTED experience begins Sunday, February 3, 2019. Click HERE to learn more!
After finishing Rooted, groups of 12-16 people meet regularly and apply the rhythms of studying, praying, serving, sharing life stories, and engaging missionally with their neighbors and community. Contact Craig at email@example.com to connect to a Life Group.
Sunday classes for all ages meet at 9 and 10:30AM every week. Additional practical and applicable learning experiences (classroom, retreat, and workshops) meet both weekly and by announcement. Click HERE to see a list of our current classes and groups.
EQUIPPING AND COACHING
To build teams and equip the Church, training is available for disciples, leaders, facilitators, and teachers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SOUL CARE AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
Trained and spiritually mature directors offer individual and group discernment through connection, accountability, and encouragement. Contact email@example.com for more information.