Formation is the intentional, on-going, whole-person process of growing into wholeness in our relationship to self, others, and to the Divine. It is not a burden, a set of tasks or practices, rules or demands; rather, formation is a way of living, opening ourselves more and more to the invitation of connection with God.
Throughout the year, we'll be providing teaching, activities, experiments - all in relationship - to help us renarrate our stories about ourselves and the divine, form new life-giving habits, and experience our belonging in community.
This year our focus will be on Forming the Whole Person: Will, Thoughts, Feelings, Body, Social Context, and Soul. Each month we'll take one of these in turn and develop it, adding layers as we go through the year.
Each month we will be developing one theme and providing four opportunities to engage it, both together and individually:
Monthly Formation Night: experiential teaching introduces the month’s concepts and direction, usually a Thursday evening
Activities: take-home practices and meditations to deepen ideas on your own
Touchpoint: mid-month relational followup (activities, discussion, coaching), usually a Sunday afternoon
Reflection: journaling questions to further integrate learning
This month’s resources
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Levels of Engagement
We all have different demands and circumstances that affect the balance of our life. Young professionals, parents with small children, single parents, empty nesters - each will have very different margins and availability to engage. That’s why we design our formation opportunities to allow engagement in the way that works best for your stage of life.
The rhythm we've developed is designed to allow you to participate as much, or as little, as fits your life at this moment. We have limited capacity, attention and energy, and healthy whole-life balance will look different for each of us. We aim to offer teaching, experiments, relational activities, and more to support your formation, not to add another thing that's a burden.
If you’re in a place that allows high engagement, we’ll have monthly classes, follow-up activities and relational gatherings that support and deepen our transformation as we progress through the year’s curriculum. But if you can only join us occasionally, that’s perfectly fine too. And if you can’t add more events to your calendar in this season, we’ll be making audio recordings and handouts available online and as a podcast so you can follow along at home.