Adult Spiritual Formation

Our adult formation ministry is formed around three main components: The Way (3 focuses of the Christian life – faith, Bible and spiritual practices); ChristCare groups (a wide diversity of affinity groups); and SoulSprings (a variety of classes and special events). These are usually offered in 3 sessions throughout the year, fall, winter and spring.  If you have questions, please contact Rev. Clarissa Fuentes, Associate Pastor

 

Transform

 

Transform 100 - The Role of Jesus in Christian Spirituality

Transform 100 - The Role of Jesus in Christian Spirituality

Seven weeks beginning February 3, 7:00-9:00p.m.
Facilitator – Rev. Sandy Brown
In this Transform foundational course, participants discuss the centrality of Jesus in Christian spirituality. Using the texts, Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time by Marcus Borg and A New Kind of Christianity by Brian McLaren, discussion will focus on “Who is Jesus?” and “What does it mean to make a Christian faith commitment in our modern context?” The class serves as an effective reintroduction to Christian faith for longtime church members and a helpful next step for newcomers.
Transform 200 - Christian Spiritual Life and Discipline I & II

Transform 200 - Christian Spiritual Life and Discipline I & II

Seven weeks beginning February 4, 7:00-9:00p.m.
Facilitators – Page Campbell & Breanne Lomazow
Utilizing the text Soul Feast by Marjorie Thompson, this core class is broken into two groups of sessions. Ideally participants of sessions register for both classes, but if a shorter committment is easier to make, you can take them in separate seasons. Participants will respond to the invitation to the Christian spiritual life through study and practice of key spiritual disciplines that have been a part of Christianity for centuries; spiritual reading, prayer, sabbath, fasting, self-examination, confession, and hospitality. The course is a survey of many practices that can be deepened in further level two coursework
Transform 300 - One Spirit, Many Spiritual Gifts

Transform 300 - One Spirit, Many Spiritual Gifts

Seven weeks beginning Feb 5 – 7 to 8:30 pm
Facilitator – Lynne Weakland
What are your spiritual gifts and how are they unique? How has God gifted you, and what do these gifts mean in your life? How are you being led to use these gifts to fulfill your mission and purpose? In this course, each participant will complete a spiritual gifts inventory, work through a text to aid in understanding our gifts and examine how our enneagram “types” fit with our spiritual gifts. Through discussion and small group exercises, we will explore our gifts and listen to each other as we discern what these gifts mean in the context of our personal lives and our life in the community of faith.
Transform 400 - Creating My Purpose Statement

Transform 400 - Creating My Purpose Statement

To be offered in the spring
What is your purpose in life? During this series we gather all the input from each prior Transform session and work with other participants and the group leader to help you write a statement of purpose that represents who you are and who you believe God is leading you to be. Successful completion of Transform 100, 200 and 300 is required prior to sign-up.

Adult Spiritual Formation Groups and Classes are currently being updated

*Scholarships are available for offerings with a financial requirement. Please Contact Rev. Clarissa Fuentes for more information.