The Christian Formation Commission is pleased to offer the program, "Growing a Rule of Life," during the six Sundays of Lent. In this series, developed by the Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) and the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at the Virginia Theological Seminary, we focus on God as the Chief Gardener of our souls, and we seek out ways to grow into the fullness he desires. Just as stakes and lattices nurture the growth of young plants, so too can spiritual disciplines support the flourishing of our whole being. This series uses a tool from monastic spirituality called a ‘Rule of Life’ to explore and cultivate our relationships with God, Self, Others, and Creation. This is an exciting opportunity to dig deep and dream big about ways to live into a more abundant life with Christ.
Daily videos and reflections will lead participants through the process. Ultimately each participant will create a unique Rule of Life or ‘Garden Plot’ to sustain and expand beyond the class.
Participants will be able to:
Classes will take place Sunday mornings from 9-9:45 a.m. in the Undercroft on the following dates:
Feb. 14: Exploring Rule of Life and Rhythm of Nature
Feb. 21: Exploring Your Relationship to God
Feb. 28: Exploring Your Relationship to Self
Mar. 6: Exploring Your Relationship with Others
Mar. 13: Exploring Your Relationship to the Creation/Living in Rhythm
We ask that you:
1.) Sign up for the weekly in-person sessions. We will work together through the major steps of the growing process as we each establish our own Rules of Life. Ultimately each of us will create a unique and balanced Rule of Life or ‘Garden Plot’ to sustain and expand beyond the class. Refreshments will be served. Sign up by calling or emailing the Trinity office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.) Register to receive the daily emails and videos from SSJE. The Brothers of SSJE have also created a free video series that offers a mix of Brothers sharing their own experiences and teaching about the rewards and challenges of living a Rule of Life. These videos are available at www.SSJE.org/growrule and should be seen as complementary to the work we will do together.
The series asks people to think about how they relate to Time in their life over five weeks. The series begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10th 2016 and runs through to Palm Sunday. Each day there is a video, a provocative question and a call to reflect either in the workbook or via social media.
You can download a workbook at the SSJE site to accompany the videos or pick up a copy at Church.
Please note: If you can’t attend the sessions we highly recommend you receive the daily videos and comment on them online so you can still share this wonderful Lenten experience with the Trinity community.
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Our Sunday morning and weeknight classes, workshops and prayer groups seek to provide opportunities for spiritual growth, intellectual development, deepening connection to God and faithful living.
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