Healthy Congregations Workshop

Healthy Congregations Workshop

The April and June workshops are complete. Another one will be scheduled later this year broken into 3 4 hour segments. Watch the announcements for the date. 

In this workshop we will be revisiting materials that were first presented in May of 2015. Father Tom and Mother Elizabeth presented the Healthy Congregations workshop to help this parish begin the journey of finding new and healthier ways of “being” as community. For some this will be a time to revisit this training with ‘experienced’ eyes and for others it will be the beginning of an important journey.

Paul tells us in his Letter to the Colossians (1:28-29, NRSV) that we are to remember,  “It is he [Christ] whom we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” As the Apostle also says, “for this [we] toil and struggle with all the energy that Jesus powerfully inspires within [us].” No easy task and yet no higher calling for each of us.”

Why does this matter? Christian maturity is about being spiritually mature in our relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord. Spiritual maturity, as evidenced by the fruit of Spirit (Gal 5:2), encompasses other areas of human maturity such as physical, intellectual, psychological, and emotional maturity. Some are able to become emotionally mature by becoming spiritually mature. Father Tom's experience has been that more often than not emotional immaturity stifles spiritual maturity. As a person seeking to have Christ in their life matures emotionally, they are better equipped to embrace a deepening and maturing spiritual faith journey.

Please feel free to contact Father Tom, Mother Elizabeth, or one of our wardens if you would like to learn more about how you and St. George’s can benefit by participating in this training.

 

 

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