You may think spiritual growth happens automatically and shouldn't need a special class.
On the other hand, you may think "Everday Spirituality" is another way of saying "Spirituality Lite"
You may think "spirituality" is an advanced class, only for those who are "spiritual."
You may think spiritual growth is about "thinking."
If you believe any of the above, you may want to stay away from this class. On the other hand, if you are looking for a way to deepen your faith and expand your connection with God, then I suggest you check it out.
For more than 30 years I have been a pastor and watched while some people's faith continues to grow and stretch them. They experience an increased awareness of God and their lives have more depth, purpose and joy. At the same time (and sometimes in the same family), others don't grow. They come to worship regularly (at least at first), attend a Bible Study and even get involved in a group at church. They can be very busy, but they really don't grow much.
How is it that some people's faith changes their life and their world while others go to church for decades and never seem to grow?
In my own life, I have learned that just because I hang around a church a lot, it doesn't guaranty I will be closer to God (sometimes, it's just the opposite!) Growth is not automatic. Neither is it just for the spiritual elite. There are some old practices I have learned that help me recognize and respond to the presence of God. They bring more depth, peace, and courage. They have helped me see myself, others and God differently. These practices have helped change my heart and grow my soul. They are not hard, they just take practice. That is the core of Everyday Spirituality: a spirituality of the everyday.
The class I am teaching is tomorrow (Saturday, January 23) morning from 8:30-11:30. You won't come out of the class a spiritual giant (unless you went in that way, and in that case, you should be teaching it!). What you will come out with is a different awareness of God, a couple of simple and powerful tools for deepening that awareness, some resources for using those tools over the next 6 weeks, and some companions who are on the same journey.
You can register here. If it sounds like something that would be helpful, I hope you'll attend- even if the deadline has passed.
You were made for a life of meaning and purpose. You were meant to be fruitful and fulfilled. After more than three decades as a pastor, I believe that more than ever. "Everyday Spirituality" is a class to help make that belief a reality. I hope you'll join me!