Each of us is being spiritually formed all the time. The question is: Who is directing the process? Is it the world, constantly telling us how we are to live and what we are to value? Or is it God, our Maker, Sustainer and Redeemer?
God calls each of us into the process of being formed into the likeness of Christ for the sake of others, so that we can truly Walk in God's Way and Serve in God's World.
Our effectiveness in this mission as a church depends on the spiritual health and maturity of each of our members. This is why the Christian Development Committee has made Spiritual Formation a critical priority for everyone at Marshall.
During the coming Lent and Easter seasons, the Christian Development and Worship Committees are planning some amazing opportunities for you to grow closer to Jesus Christ. By thinking of our faith development as a pilgrimage - an intentional journey toward God with a community of travelers - we encourage everyone to take that one next step.
In the next few weeks, you will be hearing more, but here's a way to start - order a copy of the resource we will be using as a guidebook. Sign up is starting this week! We want to make sure we can get the books in time for the start of Lent on Wednesday, March 6th, so orders need to be in no later than February 15th.
Invitation to a Journey: A Roadmap for Spiritual Formation
By M. Robert Mulholland Jr., expanded edition by Ruth Haley Barton
Also available in e-book format on Kindle (Amazon) and Kobo (Indigo), but ensure you get the expanded edition with spiritual practices and study guide!
If you would like to participate but the cost of the book is an issue, please speak to or email Judy VanDuzer: