SF102: COMING ALONGSIDE, BECOMING CHRISTLIKE
This course is an introduction to spiritual formation. Participants will not only understand but also experience the process of spiritual formation in community, what it means to come alongside others. Some practices of spiritual formation to help us ‘practice the presence of God’ will be introduced in this course. Through this course, we also hope to introduce interested Christians to CSF’s ministry and to consider volunteering to be at CSF on a regular basis e.g. one day a month, as part of the community.
Session 1: Coming Alongside: What? Why? How?
Session 2: Biblical Convictions: My Story in God’s Story
Session 3: Practice, Posture & Experience
Date: 20, 27 Jan & 03 Feb 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 2 - 5pm
SF103: SEVEN BIBLICAL RELATIONSHIPS ~
How does a Christian continue to grow deeper in Christ after the initial thrill of experiencing God’s love and saving grace? Even as we commit ourselves to serve Him, how do we renew ourselves after the demands and drain of ministry? We know about the core spiritual disciplines of keeping our quiet time, prayer and reading the Bible. Spiritual disciplines however, are not just to nourish our spiritual life, and also to cultivate a spiritual attentiveness to God.
This Spiritual Formation course aims to introduce a group of spiritual disciplines to help us “to practice the presence of God.” A framework linking these disciplines and the process involved will be explained.
The course is designed to be practical. Beside the teaching segment, we will practice the disciplines e.g. the writing journal reflections, and meeting up with spiritual directors to discern God’s leading in your
life. These disciplines will help us to grow deeper in Christ and provide renewal after the drain of ministry.
Date: 07, 14, 21; 05, 19 & 26 May 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 2 - 5pm
Venue: Bethel Presbyterian Church
Pre-requisite: Attended 2 SF100 courses
~The Story begins
~The Re-membering begins
#3 LECTIO DIVINA
~ The Rumination begins
#4 SILENCE & SOLITUDE
~The Listening begins
~The Friendship begins
#6 SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
~The Co-discerning begins
#7 SPIRITUAL RETREAT
~The Communion begins
#8 SABBATH: WORK & REST
~A rhythm of grace begins
#9 HOLY SPIRIT: WITH/IN US
~The Paraclete coming alongside