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    He immediately makes this known in the first paragraph of Chapter 1 where he states, “Spiritual formation is the task of the church. Period. … Spiritual formation is at the heart of its whole purpose for existence.(15)” Wilhoit then goes on to provide the reader with a definition of Spiritual formation, “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 (26)”, with brokenness being the “Bedrock of spiritual formation,(27)”; the gospel being the “power of God for the beginning, middle, and end of salvation. It is not merely what we need to proclaim to unbelievers; the gospel also needs to permeate our entire Christian experience.(27)” He Wraps this section up with the great invitations of God, where he establishes his curriculum for Christlikeness (the four dimensions of community formation). Which are explained in detail in part two.…

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    Spiritual Formation I had read Paul’s letter to the Colossians before but it was not until I decided to read these passages slowly and practiced lectio divina that I fully understood what spiritual formation means. I decided again to laminate these verses and carry them with me as a book marker or leave them on my night table so I can read them when I have a chance. These Paul’s passages and Dallas Willard’s VIM (Vision, Intention and Means) model, described beautifully in Renovation of the…

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    1)The definition of Christian Spiritual Formation that John Ortberg gives us is simple but powerful. He defines it as " the process by which your inner self and character are shaped." "This is where the human spirit or will is given a definite character. It is where you take shape." I personally like this definition I found on (CRN)."Spiritual formation is a process, but it is also a journey through which we open our hearts to a deeper connection with God. We are not bystanders in our spiritual…

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    Dr. K and Class, According to J, Caddock today the spiritual formation development has become very widespread with postmodernism, but this postmodern perspective knowledge in numerous disciplines is progressing outside of the devotion and truthfulness of the Lord Jesus Christ Word and the Gospel, in to a mystical practice pertaining to Christianity, which has subverted, to several points, practically, the entire evangelical values. Too frequently, supporters within the existing spiritual…

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    The concept of spiritual formation has been an issue of discussion for centuries. Theologians, clergy, and lay-people have sought to understand the process and procedure of a person being transformed. Although it may be difficult to articulate how an individual undergoes spiritual formation or the disciplines that will lead to spiritual formation, still individuals throughout church history has sought to discover spiritual formation. Albeit, the term spiritual formation is a relatively new…

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    Spiritual Formation and the Curriculum Since spiritual formation occurs through a variety of learning experiences, and is facilitated by various programs and people, the curricular and co-curricular programs and activities must work together to effectively contribute to foster students’ spiritual growth. Each institution will approach this task differently based on a construct informed by their denominational and confessional creeds. Nevertheless, they must develop an adequate model of faith…

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    How could one give pastoral counseling without the experience of spiritual formation and the implementation of prayer and faith? In order to understand the importance of pastoral counseling, one might need to know what elements are to be included. There are several types of counseling and psychological methods and remedies concerning various issues and conflicts. However, one might conclude to understand that pastoral counseling serves in an arena all by itself. When it comes to pastoral…

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    Spiritual formation can be an overwhelming process. As the Lord begins to mold us and shape us into His image, the process takes us out of our comfort zone, and pushes us to live by blind faith. It is a process that brings forth a lot of tears, frustration, pruning, and sadness. The process can be extreme, but it births true happiness, joy, servanthood, and the authentic person we were created to be. This paper will discuss reconciliation, transformation process, spiritual formation in the…

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    Spiritual Formation Spiritual discipline involves steps that will renew the individual mind, body, and soul. Upon hearing the word discipline many of us may turn our backs and rebel. We may tend to associate the word discipline with being a negative experience based on personal accounts. Failing to understand, in the process of becoming who God intended from birth, will take discipline in our own lives for us to change from who we were to whom we were intended to be. I myself rebelled against…

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    Essay on Negro Spiritual When I was 16, I had been out on the street and had to survive on my own. I had an awakening into the world of religion and wanted to broaden my knowledge as it was. I had been looking for a church that fit my needs. Music was the most important thing and all the rest came after it. Not necessarily perfect in the Christian sense, I’m sure. What I wanted and needed was a band setting that had a guitar, drums and piano with bass. I wanted my friends to attend…

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