Saturday, 7 November 2009

A call to spiritual formation

http://acalltospiritualformation.info/default.aspx
(San Antonio, 2009)


A community of like-minded believers have gathered and published a working document entitled "A Call to Spiritual Formation," and have been receiving signatories worldwide.

They define spiritual formation as
Christian spiritual formation is the process of being shaped by the Spirit into the likeness of Christ, filled with love for God and the world.

Summary of key points
  • God calls us all to become like Jesus.
  • As we are rooted in Jesus and in the kingdom he proclaims, we are progressively transformed.
  • Our engagement with God’s transforming grace is vital.
  • Spiritual formation happens in community.
  • Spiritual formation is, by its very nature, missional. 
  • We invite all people, everywhere, to embrace with us this calling to become like Jesus.
See related website
Metamorpha Blog - Spiritual formation in conversation

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