The Practice is an experimental and practical pathway designed to help us become our true selves for our own sake, the sake of those we love, the sake of the world and the glory of Father, Son and Spirit. As part of this exploration we'll be joined by a variety of friends who are proven practitioners and fellow travelers on the journey of authentic faith. During our gatherings they will help us both consider and try out a formational practice each week.
On Sunday March 19 we'll continue our trek through the first phase, Origin, where we focus on practices that help us engage the story of who we are, whose we are and what we're designed for. Our specific practice for this gathering will be Spiritual Direction.
"Spiritual direction is a way of companioning people as they seek to look closely, through the eyes of their hearts, at the guidance and transforming work of God in their lives. It's a practice that began in the early years of Christianity when people followed the desert mothers and fathers out to the wilderness to ask them how to know God."
- Alice Fryling, Seeking God Together
Another way of speaking about Spiritual Direction is by describing it as spiritual friendship, as a way of growing in the knowledge and experience of God and self through the gift of being with others who listen well, in love.
Dave Wilkinson, a friend, husband, father, pastor of The Porch, spiritual director and curious soul will be our visiting practitioner and guide.