This quarter, we will focus on becoming more like Jesus through the intentional practice of Rule of Life.
A “Rule of Life” is an intentional plan for resistance and formation into the image of Jesus for every area of your life. It’s a plan for resistance against the deforming power of our world and also a plan for the practices and rhythms which can form you more and more into the person God created you to be; more and more like Jesus.
Our hope is that each of us will craft a tangible Rule of Life in partnership with the Holy Spirit that will help guide how we spend our days and bring transformation to our lives.
Like the previous formation guides, this guide is broken into four parts for you to work through sequentially in community, on your own, and with your DNA group. Each part builds on the previous one and will help you think carefully and intentionally about the rhythms of life that are shaping you either more into the image of Jesus or less like Him.
Begin with the Get Started Guide
Grab the Rule of Life Worksheet
Part 1: Who Am I? Who Am I Becoming?
Part 2: The Gift of Limits (Coming 4/18)
Part 3: Rules & Legalism (Coming 4/25)
Part 4: Community & A Rule of Life (Coming 5/2)
HOW TO ENGAGE WITH THIS PRACTICE
Learn Together through a Sermon
Each quarter includes learning together in our Sunday gathering about a spiritual formation practice. This sermon sets the foundation and if you miss it, please take time to watch or listen.
VIDEO COMING SOON
Missional Community (or DNA Group) Discussion
Using the Guide, you will work through four parts over the quarter to help you learn about this practice in more depth with your community. Just follow the prompts. Start here before jumping into the individual practices. If you are not currently meeting as a missional community because of COVID (or you are not in an MC), you can also engage in this discussion with your DNA group or on your own.
After discussing the practice with your Missional Community or DNA group, you’re invited to try exercises on your own to help you engage with this practice. Don’t worry about getting it right or being perfect, just try to work through the practice and take note of what was hard, what you enjoyed, and what God was teaching you. You will then reflect on this with your DNA group.
DNA Group Reflection
After you have experienced these practices yourself, your DNA group will meet to reflect on this experience and what God is teaching you through the process. Use the provided questions to guide your DNA conversation, but feel free to let the conservation go beyond these.