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Deeper Yet. ... "Conformed to the Image of Christ for the Sake of Others"

Deeper Yet.

"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” — Ephesians 3:17-28

Christian Spiritual Formation 2 Certificate Program

8-MONTH PROGRAM

It is the Spirit of God that transforms us, making us the people he created us to be. This power of transformation is available to all Christians as God’s good gift to his people. We participate in our transformation through the disciplines and practices God encourages in us. Through the Word of God, his invitations and convictions he stirs in our hearts, we are formed into his image.

You are created to experience your true life, your genuine identity, your deepest meaning, your fullest purpose, your ultimate value in an intimate, loving union with God at the core of your being.”

Our daily office (spiritual practices) is where our life hidden with Christ in God is deepened.”

The deeper journey gradually detaches the roots of our identity from anything other than God and draws us into a life of pervasive Christ-centeredness, a life hidden with Christ in God for the sake of the world.”

Robert Mulholland, “The Deeper Journey”

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Deeper Yet. ... "Conformed to the Image of Christ for the Sake of Others."

The Christian Formation program, year two, is eight months long. It includes nine days and six nights at Falls Creek Retreat Center in Raymond, WA and two in-town, one day retreats at St. Mary’s by the Lake in Bellevue, Washington. You will be assigned readings, two reflection papers, and on-going mentoring within a growing Christian community. This will take place in the context of ongoing group spiritual direction during the eight-month period, facilitated by trained spiritual directors and peer leaders. Much of the time together at retreats and seminars will be focused upon two main areas: 1) spiritual formation and deepening our spiritual practices, and 2) deepening our ability to live out our call to live “for the sake of others”. At each retreat, participants will be given readings and an invitation to “go deeper yet” as we continue in our quest for God together. The teaching segments will be interactive; group and guided experiences will play a major role.

In these months together we will explore such topics as prayer, discernment, the Church calendar, confession, evangelism, community, hospitality and what it means to live out our faith missionally.

Spiritual Formation 2 is designed for those who have participated in one of the following:

Spiritual Formation: Going Deeper with God, or a similar program.

Are familiar with and practice spiritual disciplines, particularly prayerful listening, silence, solitude and spiritual direction.

SCHEDULE:

Spiritual direction will take place at each retreat. In October, February and April, 2 hour direction groups will meet outside of retreats.


September 14-16, 2017 — Three-day retreat at Falls Creek Retreat Center in Raymond, WA

 

November 11, 2017 — St. Mary’s by the Lake, Bellevue, WA

 

January 18-20, 2018 — Three-day retreat at Falls Creek Retreat Center in Raymond, WA

 

March 24, 2018 — St. Mary’s by the Lake, Bellevue

 

May 10-12, 2018 — Three-day retreat at Falls Creek Retreat Center in Raymond, WA

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Acceptance into this program requires that you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, are a member and attend a Christian church and complete the application process. This process includes an application form (see below). There is a $35 application fee.

There is much interest in this program at present. You will reserve your place when you have applied, been accepted and send in $100 deposit.

Tuition: $2200.00

» DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM (Word Document)

 

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