Be Workshop resources
Jesus I want to: BE with and like You...
WHAT IS SPIRITUAL FORMATION?
- “Spiritual formation is a process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others.” (M. Robert Mulholland Jr., Invitation to a Journey) Mulholland also states, “Spiritual formation is a loving relationship with God that shapes our being rather than a technique or method or program for self-improvement.”
- "Spiritual formation for the Christian basically refers to the Spirit-driven process of forming the inner world of the human self in such a way that it becomes like the inner being of Christ himself.” (Dallas Willard, Renovation of the Heart)
- "Christian spiritual formation refers to the intentional communal process of growing in our relationship with God and becoming conformed to Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (James C. Wilhoit, Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered)
- "Christian spiritual formation is the process of being conformed to the image of Christ, through a relationship of intimacy with God, by the power of the Spirit, in order to live a good and beautiful life of faith, hope, love, joy, and peace—a life that will be a blessing to oneself and to others and will glorify God now and for all eternity.” (James Bryant Smith, Apprentice Institute)
week 1: Invitation to Be With Christ
week 2: RSVP to God’s Invitation
week 3: Experiencing the “With” God Life