“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Getaway with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
(Matthew 11:28-30, The Message)
To follow Jesus is to be with Him, to become like Him, and to do what He did. This is the vision for discipleship for everyone at Doxa, and our hope for the whole world!
As we abide in Him, we will become like Him, formed more and more into the image of Jesus. And as we are formed into His image, we will actually find our true selves. As Jesus said, “Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” And only when we abide in Jesus and become more like Him will we actually be able to do things He’s called us to do.
Simply stated, “Spiritual Formation,” is how we are formed more and more into the image of Jesus. It is all God’s work and His grace and the Spirit uses the means of our obedience and participation in these practices to graciously form us.
Each practice will include spiritual formation guides for individuals, DNAs, and Missional Communities.