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Living the Mission: A Spiritual Formation Guide

by Julia L. Roller, Lynda L. Graybeal

Unlock­ing the Secrets of Acts

Liv­ing the Mis­sion explores what it means to be a Chris­t­ian today. By exam­in­ing the ear­ly church’s strug­gle in the wake of Jesus’s dev­as­tat­ing death and awe-inspir­ing res­ur­rec­tion, in the book of Acts we learn how we can fol­low Jesus, how Jesus is still with us in the Holy Spir­it, and how we are called to form com­mu­ni­ties into which we are for­ev­er invit­ing oth­ers. Con­ve­nient­ly orga­nized for indi­vid­ual or group study, Liv­ing the Mis­sion explores the heart of what it means to fol­low Jesus and be a part of his church.

Liv­ing the Mis­sion is orga­nized for indi­vid­ual or group study, and includes chap­ters on: Receiv­ing the Com­mis­sion • Being Empow­ered by the Spir­it • Form­ing a Com­mu­ni­ty • Preach­ing the Good News • Being the Good News • Choos­ing Lead­ers • Mak­ing Dis­ci­ples • Expe­ri­enc­ing Per­se­cu­tion • Con­vert­ing the Mind • Con­vert­ing the Heart • Over­com­ing Cul­tur­al Cap­tiv­i­ty • Going Global.

The Ren­o­varé Spir­i­tu­al For­ma­tion Guides, cre­at­ed by Richard J. Fos­ter and the team that devel­oped The Ren­o­varé Spir­i­tu­al For­ma­tion Bible and the long­stand­ing A Spir­i­tu­al For­ma­tion Work­book, pro­vide tan­gi­ble lessons that help us become spir­i­tu­al­ly formed, con­formed, and trans­formed into the image of Jesus Christ. Geared for either indi­vid­ual study or use in small groups with chap­ter struc­ture sim­i­lar to A Spir­i­tu­al For­ma­tion Work­book, each Ren­o­varé Spir­i­tu­al For­ma­tion Guide explores one facet of our life with God, pro­vid­ing read­ings from Scrip­ture as well as clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary works of spir­i­tu­al­i­ty. The com­bi­na­tion of read­ings, reflec­tion ques­tions, exer­cis­es, and activ­i­ties makes these books invalu­able inter­ac­tive guides that prompt true spir­i­tu­al growth. And they are a tremen­dous resource for con­nect­ing Scrip­ture study with larg­er spir­i­tu­al for­ma­tion ideas and themes.


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