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.
Session 1: Coming Alongside: What? Why? How?
Session 2: Biblical Convictions: My Story in God’s Story
Session 3: Practice, Posture & Experience
Date: 8, 15, 22 Feb 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 2 - 5pm
Lent & Lectio: A Way of Praying Scripture During Lent
Lent is a 40 days period before Easter Sunday. It is a time of fasting and self examination. Lectio Divina is an ancient way of reading the Word of God where the reading always require a prayerful response to the God of the Word. Lent and Lectio Divina together prepares us in mind, heart and spirit to enter deep into the passion of our Lord Jesus, to encounter again the Christ of Easter.
This half day session helps us to slow down, appreciate and own again the crucifixion and resurrection as our story in God’s salvation story.
Date: 15 Feb 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 9am - 12pm
SF104: Praying the Word (Lectio Divina)
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 behaviour. We become open to the Holy Spirit’s action of grace upon our lives.
Session 1: Why Lectio Divina
Session 2: How Lectio Divina
Session 3: Lectio Divina and Spiritual Formation
Date: 7, 14, 28 Mar 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 2 - 5pm