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7 Habits of Spiritual Formation

7 habits of spiritual formation

Bible Study

Spending time reading and exploring the scriptures in order to know God’s ongoing story of a preferred and promised future and discern how we fit into that story in our everyday lives. Read:  Romans 15:4; Psalm 119:11, 105; Hebrews 4:12 | view Bible Study Resources…

Prayer

holding a conversation with God, both individually and corporately, listening to the Spirit’s voice and speaking praise and requests in the expectation that God listens and responds. Read: Colossians 4:2; Ephesians 6:18

Worship

gathering around the body of Jesus as a community to hear God’s Word, respond to God’s grace with offerings and praise, to be equipped and sent in the power of the Spirit into our everyday lives with hope and the Good News of God’s promise. Psalm 150:1-6; Colossians 3:12-17

Relationships

investing in significant relationships with others in our spiritual community for the purpose of accountability, encouragement, and sharing in God’s promise for the world. Read: Galatians 6:2; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14

Service

using our unique mix of gifts and talents to contribute to the needs of our neighbors for the mutual good of all. Read: Galatians 5:13; John 13:12-17; 1 Peter 1:12

Giving

setting the needs of others as the priority in our lives, giving of our time, talent, and treasure to benefit the community. 1 John 3:17-18, 22; 2 Corinthians 9

Sharing

reaching to the community around us that may be different, even uncomfortable, and sharing the love and peace of God in mutual love and service with a goal of sharing in God’s promise for the world. Read: 1 Peter 3:15-16; Matthew 28:18-20

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