About the class
Devout conversation on spiritual matters greatly helps our progress, particularly where people of like mind and Spirit are bound to each other in God.
- Thomas A Kempis
Our goal in this course is transformation of the heart through exploring who we are, how God has gifted us, where he has placed us, and what he has called each of us into. We face a constant barrage of pressure to find our worth and direct our affections towards things, people, and goals that will never satisfy.
"Our hearts are bent toward loving the wrong things. We love ourselves, our glory, our pleasures, our comfort and security. We love the things of this
world, the approval of people, and the treasures our culture holds dear. And we zealously pursue these ends in ways that are ultimately destructive to ourselves or others and dishonoring to God...
In spiritual formation we learn to grow in our love and affection toward God and others."
How It Works
Sunday Morning Study
Some Important Information
On Sunday mornings we meet from approximately 10:00-10:45AM to review the session and go through the discussion questions. The curriculum we are using was originally written for students at Dallas Seminary but we are adapting it to our context for the purposes of this course.
We recognize the general "transient" nature of the young adult age bracket. School, travel, work, and many other commitments fight for your time and can make regular attendance challenging.
We hope that this website can serve as a landing page for the group to provide updates on where we are in the curriculum and where we plan to go. If you miss a week, you can still follow along here and come back when you are able.
All that said, spiritual formation is at its very core a pursuit requiring time, discipline, and repetition. There is no fast track to completion or distance learning option. Transformation happens in the context of real relationships, conversations, and real time together in community.
Midweek Personal Study
During the week we hope each member of the class will read the materials associated with the upcoming discussion, complete the questions, and most importantly spend time in prayer and in the word of God exploring the concepts we will be covering
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6: 19-21