INNER LIFE – Growing with God
“Be still and know that I am God.” ~Psalm 46:10
We spent six weeks together last year learning how to “hear” the voice of God. We experienced silence and solitude before the Lord. We experimented with dwelling in the Word, praying the Scriptures, and community discernment. Mainly, we explored what it means to be in tune with our Father and to his leading in our lives.
We believe a better understanding and more faithful practice of the spiritual disciplines will shape us individually and congregationally into the image of our Christ who, from time to time, went off alone to be with his Father and pray. We want to place more value on these exercises. During the coming months, we’ll be introducing more of the disciplines into our Sunday assemblies, Bible classes, and small groups. We’re using more borrowed prayers, more meditating on the Word, more times of silence in our leadership and committee meetings. We’ll take it slowly --- this is traditionally not an area of strength for us in the Churches of Christ --- with a special weekend retreat for the leadership in April, and then offering the same retreat to the rest of the church family at least a couple of times before the end of the year.