A Disruptive and Dynamic Process of Spiritual Formation: The Gospel

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A Disruptive and Dynamic Process of Spiritual Formation: The Gospel

In last week’s post, I shared three of seven dynamic and disruptive ministry rhythms of Pillar Community Church. These three rhythms are:

  1. Discipleship
  2. Worship
  3. Spiritual Rhythms/Bodily Disciplines

Each of these seven rhythms constitutes a central emphasis one will likey experience in many church settings.

As such, they become central rhythms in congregational, family, and individual lives.  When we soak-in these rhythms together, they then pour out all over those around us.

This week I will begin to explore a fourth rhythm that is central to Pillar.

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Disruptive and Dynamic Process of Spiritual Formation

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Disruptive and Dynamic Process of Spiritual Formation

When I awakened to and accepted this disruptive and dynamic process of spiritual formation, I then began to establish it as a solid foundation for life and ministry.

After eight years (really more) of traveling this road, I am becoming convinced that the disruptive and dynamic process of spiritual formation ought to be the mark of every ministry.  Particularly any ministry desiring to seek the Kingdom of God in Christ and invite others to do the same!

I suspect that others are awakening to these realities and are looking for someone who has gone before them and can provide some guideposts along the way.

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The Story of a Church: A Disruptive and Dynamic Journey!

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Spiritual Formation as a Disruptive and Dynamic Journey!

God’s Kingdom has come (already begun) with the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ. This is an indisputable biblical fact.

It’s also true that his kingdom rule continues to be contested!  The powers that once ran and sought to ruin his good world through sin and shame continue to exert notable force.

Even as the often slow but certain Kingdom-coming continues to make its presence known!

These two realities

  1. That God’s reordered rule in and through His son, our Messiah, has already begun, and
  2. That the powers and principalities of this present age continue to resist,

have real-time consequences in this life.

A lingering consequence of these two truths is that spiritual formation is often more like a disruptive and dynamic journey, rather than a linear and progressive trajectory.

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