Spiritual formation is the practice of those things — disciplines — that allow us to encounter the Living God. Spiritual disciplines and practices are times of prayer that can look like many different things, such as worship, journaling, prayer walks, lectio divina, the use of prayer beads, and so much more. These practices help us form and develop a lasting relationship with God. The more we practice our faith, the closer we draw to God. As we draw closer to God, our hearts and very lives are changed.
Spiritual formation helps us to form our lives in the image of Christ, allowing us to better follow Christ and be the disciples we are called to be.
Who We Are:
We are clergy and lay people from across the Capital District who have come together because we all have been changed by the practices of spiritual disciples. So great is our love for these practices that we want to share our experiences with others as we also grow in faith. For a list of our current team, visit this page: http://capitaldistrictnc.org/spiritual-formation-team/
How We Can Help:
Local churches often want to explore new (ancient) and less frequently used spiritual disciplines but do not have the experience to lead the training.
Many people say that they “do not know how to pray”; the last time they were instructed in prayer was as a child, and they would like to learn more.
As a team, we offer the opportunity and resources to lead workshops for small groups and churches of all sizes to make those explorations possible. Among the team, a variety of spiritual disciplines are used. We take our experiences and knowledge “on the road” to lead workshops and training events.
Depending upon the request, the amount of travel and preparation required, compensation in the form of travel and/or an honorarium may be appropriate.