We are kicking off 2018 with brand new Life Classes! Check out our offerings below and be sure to click the link to register today!
Experiencing God's Transforming Presence through Spiritual Diciplines
Jeremiah 6:16 says, "Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths where the good way lies: And walk in it, and find rest for your souls."
Spiritual disciplines have been practiced for centuries. These “ancient paths” provide pathways to a deeper relationship with God. Learning to understand and practice these disciplines will help you get to a place where you truly experience the “presence of God”.
This class, which runs for four weeks beginning January 9th, will teach participants about the following disciplines:
- The Prayer of Examen: a devotional exercise involving reflection.
- Lectio Divina: a slow, prayerful digesting of God’s Word. Listening to God’s word with the ears of our heart.
- Self-examination & Confession: allowing the Holy Spirit to expose areas of darkness, captivity and sin.
- Lamenting: expressing honest emotions to God when we are hurt, frustrated, confused, betrayed, overwhelmed, sad or disappointed.
The practice of these rich disciplines is a lost art in today’s busy culture. Few Christians realize that despite busy schedules and increasing demands on our time, it is possible to enjoy these spiritual exercises as a means of growing in your intimacy with God.
“Consider this an INVITATION to meet God deeply and fully outside the demands and noise of daily life”.
Even in a world of constant activity, social media, and loud messages competing for your attention, etc., it is possible to “hear His voice”. But learning to linger, and to be comfortable with silence is a challenge for many of us. In order to truly hear from God, we must be willing to wait, stay a little longer and practice listening. We must also be willing to practice solitude. Solitude and silence are most needed if we desire to grow in our relationship with God. Embracing these disciplines will teach us how to connect with God on a more intimate level. To truly know that we have been in His presence!
This is a four week course with class dates as follows:
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at 9:30-11:00 am
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at 9:30-11:00 am
Tuesday, Jan. 23 , 2018 at 9:30-11:00 am
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at 9:30-11:00 am
Cost: $60 (To be paid in full at first class.) Class minimum is 4 participants and is subject to be canceled if minimum is not met.
Course Leader: Cindy Gaskins
Cindy, and her husband Mike, moved to Mt. Pleasant last year to join the staff of Life Park Church where Mike is Children's Pastor to 1st-5th grades. They have been married for 29 years and are the proud parents of four children ranging in age from 16 to 26. Cindy has been a staff wife for 20 of those years and an active participant in women's ministry. She has an undergraduate degree in Education and Psychology, as well as a Masters in Human Services Counseling with a Life Coaching Certification. She has a passion for mentoring, discipling and counseling young women and families.