This retreat is an invitation to recover the rhythm of rest and work that God has graced us with. It will help you savour the rest that God has designed for you as you move away from the busy world.
Praying The Word (Lectio Divina) (SF104)
The essence of Lectio Divina is prayer, seeking God. It is heartening to learn that the Word of God is not only a revelation of the LORD to His children but also a resource to aid us in our prayer to Him. In this course, we will learn to let the Word of God descend from our head to our heart and seek God there. It is there where reading the Bible seeks to challenge our habitual beliefs, attitudes and behavior. We become open to the Holy Spirit’s action of grace upon our lives.
Session 1: The Theological Basis of Lectio Divina
Session 2: The Movement of Lectio Divina
Session 3: The Practice and Posture of Lectio Divina
1st Run: 01, 08, 15 July 2017, Saturdays (2 ~ 5 pm) @ CSF
The Lord's Prayer (SF105)
SF105 draws our attention to the Prayer the Lord Jesus Himself taught, and seeks to learn this prayer as a Pattern for our own prayers as we seek, by the ministry of the Holy Spirit, to grow in Christlikeness to the glory of the Father. Our focus will be on relating with God as “Our Father,” like Jesus. And, like Jesus, we will seek to relate with Him as our Heavenly Father, Who is wholly Separate and Sovereign, Who Providentially Cares for us in our Everyday Life on Earth. This course will offer suggestions for the daily use of The Lord’s Prayer for a deeper relationship with our Triune God.
Session 1: Relating with God as Our Father
Session 2: Relating with God as Our Heavenly Father
Session 3: Relating with God as Our Heavenly Father in Our Everyday Life on Earth
1st Run: 05, 19, 26 Aug 2017, Saturdays (2 ~ 5pm) @ CSF
As a resource and learning community, CSF offers three series of spiritual formation programmes of increasing depth and duration. These courses aim to provide the foundation and framework for spiritual formation both to deepen the Christian’s communion with God, and to encourage the Christian to live out this deeper life in his or her church community. Each of these 3 levels (grouped as SF100, SF200, SF300 series) will have its own range of courses of various duration. The SF series distinctive is the attention given to reflection of the participant’s own walk with God, not just teaching new content.
Joyful Exiles: Life in Christ on the Dangerous Edge of Things (James Houston)
Advent is a season that offers the gifts of joy and anticipation. However, Christmas is often celebrated without the true meaning of the Advent season. We usually get so bogged down with the festive shopping, partying, decorating and presents that consumerism is more common than wonderment.
To help us get back on track, this retreat is an invitation to shift your focus to experience and savour the essence of the Advent, to prepare our heart for the coming of the Christ Child and the coming King. The 3day-2night guided silent retreat will also help you pause to recollect the birth of Christ in your life and then to anticipate His coming again. You will also be guided to recognise and respond to the presence of God through His Word and prayer.
This retreat is an invitation to recover the rhythms of rest and work that God has graced us with. The 3 day-2 night retreat will help you savour the rest that God has designed for you as you move away from the busy world. You will also be guided to adopt a Sabbatical lifestyle.