An intensive nine month experience of communion
and spiritual formation
"Now this is eternal life: that they may know you,
the only true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”
"Remain in me, and I will remain in you.
No branch can bear fruit by itself;
it must remain in the vine”
"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."
“Growing Your Soul” is designed to deepen your communion with God, with a small group of fellow pilgrims and with one particular spiritual companion of your choice. It is a nine month journey seeking further transformation into the image of Christ. Since communion and transformation are integrally linked with self-awareness, one of Augustine’s prayers expresses a central hope of this course. “Grant Lord that I might know myself and that I might know Thee.” The course is an invitation and opportunity to cooperate with the Holy Spirit's purposes in our lives through intentional choices with a small group of fellow God-seekers.
The class is designed for people who are hungry for more of God and more of God’s purposes in their lives. These pilgrims need, above all else, an open and honest heart towards God and one another. They must be willing to grow in self-awareness and self-disclosing communion with one another. They must have an open mind and be willing to explore a variety of Christian traditions and engage in a variety of spiritual disciplines which may go beyond their previous experiences. They must be willing to covenant together to make this journey a priority in their lives for the entire duration of the course.
If you are interested in participating in this group, please complete and submit the Growing Your Soul assessment form; see link below, at bottom of page.
The course includes weekly meetings from September through mid-May, and two group retreats. Each participant is also asked to make a personal retreat day sometime during the course and to meet weekly with a spiritual companion of their choice. During the nine months please anticipate spending a minimum of 30 minutes a day in devotional reading, prayer and other spiritual disciplines, personal reflection and journaling.
Streams of Living Water
The Devotional Classics
edited by Foster and Smith
Surrender to Love
Discovering Your Personality Type
Riso and Hudson
Spiritual Disciples Handbook