Taught by Brian Colmery
Many of us know we are supposed to have a “quiet time,” but few of us know exactly what we are supposed to do. What does it look like to have a vibrant, personal relationship with God, where you are feeling and seeing his presence in your life? This class will give you the practical tools to enjoy your relationship with God and grow in intimacy with Jesus.
September 15th — October 20th 2013
About The Class
Many Christians struggle with prayer and the idea of “intimacy with God.” What does it mean to have a personal relationship with God, and how can we enjoy it to the fullest in our daily lives? This class will explore the idea of “communion with God” in a busy world that is full of distractions. We will touch on the nature of a relationship with a God you can’t see, and the way a God with no vocal cords still speaks to us. We will examine the theological and practical challenges of prayer, and see how we can cultivate a deep and sustainable prayer life. We will also look at the ways we interact with God outside of the “quiet time,” including corporate worship, growing in grace, and “practicing the presence” of God.
This class is a blend of lecture and discussion. Bring a listening ear, honest questions and comments—we’ll all be learning from God’s Word together.
Week 1 Introduction: What Is Spirituality?
Week 2 Hearing God: The Holy Spirit, the Bible, and You
Week 3 Speaking to God: Cultivating a Deep Prayer Life, part 1
Week 4 Speaking to God: Cultivating a Deep Prayer Life, part 2
Week 5 Living With God: Practicing the Presence of God
Week 6 Living With God Together: Spirituality and Your Church Family