From the Pastor...
“Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord…” (Psalm 130:1)
All around us—and inside us—we’re tempted to believe that “image is everything.” We’re tempted to live at the surface, to define ourselves by our net worth financially, by how we look, or by how successful we are in our relationships or work. God, however, calls to us from the deep, wanting a real relationship with the real person beneath these roles and personae and images.
This real “us” may be messy, mixed up, struggling, or confused. But God wants the real us. It’s the real self in each of us God want to heal and love and grow. This journey into real relationship with God can be frightening: after all, it requires from us the relinquishment of our tight grasp on life. We will need to give up control. We’ll need to humble ourselves. We’ll need to quit trying to play God. We’ll need to trust God instead.
But it’s in this depth, this depth of free and full acceptance in God’s love, that we begin to grow and flourish. In the depth of God’s love we can throw off those false identities and stifling roles and find release…and joy.
Spiritual formation is a journey into the joyful, frightening, wonderful, and liberating place of new life in Christ. It encompasses learning and risk everywhere from the classroom to the boardroom. Our aim, as a ministry, is to ponder with you what God is doing to transform your life—and then come alongside through instruction and encouragement and see how we can be helpful. Please peruse these offerings and look for more to come. Take an online course by listening to the audio files and downloading the handouts. Circle back and let us know how you’re growing.
Out of the depths of God’s love and mercy,
Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Discipleship
For more information contact Judy Pierce (), Administrative Assistant for Spiritual Formation and Discipleship at 303.402.6453.