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Making disciples who reach UP, IN and OUT.

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Spiritual Formation

 

Reaching IN to One Another

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. 

Romans 12:2 NKJV

Therefore, we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 

2 Corinthians 4:16 NKJV

Spiritual Formation

WHAT IS SPIRITUAL FORMATION?

Some one-word descriptions might be:  development, awareness, centering, foundation, growth, journey or transformation of disciples (us).  The term “Spiritual Formation” can be difficult to define.  People will describe it differently due to the different way people experience their connection to God.  That is the heart of Spiritual Formation—deepening your connection to God.  Jesus meets us where we are and takes us to where we need to be.  He is determined not to leave us the way He found us.

HOW DOES SPIRITUAL FORMATION HAPPEN?

Jesus prays in John 17 that his disciples would be one just as he and the Father are one.  The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are the perfect community: three persons, yet one being.  When Christ's disciples live in loving community with one another, the world will notice.  At First Presbyterian Church, we seek to be a loving community that shares the message of the loving Trinity.


This takes place in many ways at First Presbyterian Church:  through Sunday School classes, prayer groups, men’s and women’s groups, children’s and teens’ programs, Missional Communities, and even in outreach and on mission trips.  (Click here for links to these.)


Spiritual Formation is remaining conscious of how we are being formed by God and to continue taking that consciousness out into the world to glorify God’s kingdom.


It also takes place personally and privately in devotional times, prayer times and any time we reach out to God.

. . . and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

Ephesians 4:23-24 NKJV

NEXT STEPS

If you are ready to go further "IN," by joining First Presbyterian Church, please contact the church via email or our contact form, here, to set up a time to meet with the Pastor.


Joining FPC requires attending a New Members Class which consists of three parts:  Christianity 101, Reformed Theology 101 and How to be a Member.  New Members Classes are held as needed.