Sunday, October 07, 2007

Discover Your Essence: Pathways, Temperament & Spirituality

"Read your Bible and Pray." This is what's typically prescribed to someone wanting to grow in their faith in Christ. This statement sounds nice, perhaps even true, but it's the cause of much spiritual frustration. "Read your Bible." Which way? There's more than fifteen different ways to read Scripture - from massive intakes of chapters at a time, to the slow drip meditative 'Lectio Divina'.

"Pray..." There are equally as many different ways to pray. I believe that there's more to authentic and organic spiritual formation than a patent answer. Each of these are good and serve a purpose, but how often do we pause and ask how does my personality make up influence my spirituality?

God has designed each of us to relate to Him in a unique way. But we are often only shown one blueprint for growth - read your Bible and Pray.

We each have a unique personality and temperament. These will and do influence our everyday spirituality for the good and the bad. The better we understand how God has designed us and how we are geared, the better we will be able to engage organic spiritual formation.

You will leave this workshop with a better understanding:

  • how God has designed you to relate Him, as well as some practical ways to engage Him;
  • how your personality affects your spirituality - the up's and the down's;
  • practical ways to better facilitate spiritual formation in your everyday life.

Discover Your Essence Worship is designed to help facilitate a better understanding of these very issues.

When: Monday - October 15, 2007.

Where: Calvary Temple Cafe (off of the foyer).

Register: (click here to register online) Please register before Monday, October 15 at 12:00pm.

Childcare Provided:

Cost: $7 (cost includes materials & meal)

If you have any questions email me or call church office at 291.5230.

1 comment:

Hermi said...

I am really looking forward to this. I've wanted to come to an understanding on personality differences and God's intent for what it means to our spiritual formation for a long time.