There is no one-size-fits-all approach to spiritual formation,” says Angie Ward in her article “Tailor-Making Spiritual Formation.” Ward believes that we need to focus on taking the next step in our spiritual journey instead of focusing on how to reach the “ideal” level of Christian maturity. She encourages people to design their own plan for spiritual formation rather than follow the same method as everyone else. While the ultimate goal is spiritual maturity, there are hundreds of baby steps needed to reach that goal. Ward suggests focusing on manageable activities that produce fairly quick results and create a hunger for more spiritual growth. This study focuses on creating your own individual spiritual growth plan that includes creative steps to get you to your goal.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: 2 Chronicles 34; Psalm 119:1-18, 54; Daniel 6:4-13; Matthew 14:6-23; Acts 2:42-47
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
-Teaching point one: Take the next step.
-Teaching point two: : Find creative ways to spend time in the Word and in prayer.
-Teaching point three: Be proactive in developing friendships with other Christians.
-Teaching point four: Develop self-discipline and regular habits to promote lasting life changes.
• Apply Your Findings
• Recommended Resources
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
• "Tailor-Making Spiritual Formation" by Angie Ward
(GiftedforLeadership.com, June 19, 2007)
Total number of pages - 11