What kinds of spiritual disciplines can an entire church participate in together?

An entire church can participate together in the spiritual disciplines in a variety of ways:

While prayer, Bible study, and fellowship are part of almost every congregation, often they are not seen as spiritual disciplines. The first step of inviting and encouraging members to participate in the spiritually disciplined life can be to help the congregation understand that components of the corporate worship experience are spiritual discipline. This can be done through the words of the worship leaders or identified in the printed order of worship.

Develop a sermon series on the disciplines and write accompanying material for the Sunday School classes and small groups within the church. The written material needs to be more than just a study. It also needs to provide activities for the participants to do. I am familiar with a congregation that has a homework assignment listed immediately following the postlude in the printed order of worship. The homework assignment always relates to one of ...

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