Rhythm of Life
As a participating member of our community, we strongly encourage you to fill out a Rhythm of Life for each season. There are different areas within our Personal, Communal and Missional lives that will help enable us to live in the way of Christ. We believe that each person has unique expressions of each of these areas. So each season, each of us will fill out a Rhythm of Life in our Midweek Groups and use it as a tool to facilitate growth in our spiritual development.
(The online submission will only be accessible to the Pastoral Team and your Midweek Group coordinator as a means to support you in your spiritual formation)
Lectio Divina (“Divine Reading”) has been likened to “Feasting on the Word.” It’s a contemplative approach to engaging Scripture. Hearing it multiple times and reflecting on it allows the text to speak to our current environment and context. The goal is to listen to the Scriptures and have it shape how we live currently. There are four movements to this practice. The four parts are first taking a bite (Lectio), then chewing on it (Meditatio). Next is the opportunity to savor the essence of it (Oratio). Finally, the Word is digested and made a part of the body (Contemplatio).
Prayer of Examen
The Prayer of Examen is a daily spiritual exercise developed by St. Ignatius Loyola. This practice seeks to grow followers of Jesus in their capacity to discern God’s will, find God in all things, and enhance their understanding of God’s good creation. The prayer may take between ten and twenty minutes. The majority of that time will be spent reviewing your day. Try not to dwell too long on thoughts. Instead, allow yourself to become aware and move on.