Spiritual formation is the activity of the Holy Spirit which molds our lives into the likeness of Jesus Christ. This likeness is one of deep intimacy with God and genuine compassion for all of creation. The Spirit works not only in the lives of individuals but also in the church, shaping it into the Body of Christ. We cooperate with this work of the Spirit through certain practices that make us more open and responsive to the Spirit’s touch, disciplines such as Sabbath keeping, works of compassion and justice, discernment, worship, hospitality, spiritual friendships, and contemplative silence. (Office of Spiritual Formation, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.))
Spiritual Formation UPCOMING Course Offerings
Spiritual Formation is pleased to offer the following educational opportunities for Fall and Winter 2020-21. These classes will be conducted via Zoom. Please use the registration links in the descriptions below, or contact the church office at 817.335.1231 with questions or to register by phone.
Sundays, January 10 - February 21, 1 p.m. FPC member Carol Toombs will facilitate this 50-minute class via Zoom each Sunday at 1 p.m., January 10 - February 21. In this 6-week course, Carol will trace God’s dream of shalom as it was introduced in Genesis and fulfilled in Revelation, exploring the richness of shalom blessings and the urgency of human responsibility in co-creating it. The course will explore how, through covenants, law, prophets, Jesus Christ, and the early church, God’s dream was both kept alive and revealed in ever greater depth.
COMPANIONS ON THE JOURNEY COURSE CONTINUES
Sundays, January 3 through February 14, 2021, 11 a.m. The spiritual journey into the heart of God has many signposts along the way and many fellow travelers who have lighted the path for those who follow. In this class we will meet several individuals who have been influential teachers throughout the centuries. By listening to the voices from this Great Cloud of Witnesses and learning something of their lives with God, we can find mentors for deepening our own relationship with the Holy and gain insight into the rich history of spiritual disciples in the Christian tradition.
This course will resume meeting by Zoom at 11 a.m. on Sundays, January 3 - February 14. It will be facilitated by a team from the Spiritual Formation Subcommittee.