Most Christian's experience a significant period of growth immediately following their decision to follow Jesus. This growth usually includes new insights, making new friends, changing some behaviors and learning about the Christian lifestyle. A few years down the road; however, most new Christians find themselves in a place where their growth is slowing down and a level of discontent setting in.
The reason for stagnation is often associated with self-effort and a lack of understanding on how change happens. While there are some things a person can decide to do, there are many areas of a person's heart that cannot change by an act of willpower alone. Trying harder to change oneself often brings more discouragement. Disappointment from being stuck or a dry prayer life can cause people to give up hope of having life-long on-going spiritual growth.
Forming offers a way for people to move forward in their journey of life. Instead of trying to row against a current of the inner life in an effort to do what they think is right, Forming teaches participants how to align the sails with the wind, engaging the Holy Spirit to change the direction of their hearts. Forming courses contain the following sessions:
The twelve session program includes the following topics:
For more details about the course, please contact class facilitator Cecilia Whitacre: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are not offering this course currently, but check back soon, as we do periodically.