Recently I have been asked something like this a number of times by people completing THE JOURNEY: “Rob, what is A WAY OF LIFE and why should I be a part of it?” I begin by saying this process is for the person who feels something like this:
So I have said “yes” to Jesus, “I’m in,” “I have been grabbed by him,” but how will I remain faithful to him? What spiritual practices and disciplines and relationships will help me sustain a way of life faithful to Jesus my whole life long?
Building on the experience of THE JOURNEY, A WAY OF LIFE invites participants (again in community with fellow travelers) to: (1) a fuller understanding and practice of a life attentive to God (2) a deeper and more confident sense of God unique calling in their lives, and (3) a way of structuring and ordering their lives toward a life long apprenticeship with Jesus.
Our A WAY OF LIFE webpage offers a more comprehensive description, including a downloadable overview document, a sample introductory session to Stage 1: Friendship with God, and a short video conversation unpacking it’s rationale.
Tom Sine’s words sum up so much of the heart of what we are trying to provide in this process: “The God who has always been a part of our stories invites us to become much more a part of God’s story, and to see what will happen.” So let’s walk together as a group and see what will happen.
We are hearing great things out there from the 400-some folks in the process this year. For those of you who are currently participating in or facilitating A WAY OF LIFE how would you respond if posed that question — “What is A WAY OF LIFE and why should I participate in it?” I would love to hear your comments.