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Everyday Spirituality Tour II

26 May, 2004 11:16 PM

Last night at Livingroom we had our first Everyday Spirituality Tour. 'C' took us on a tour of her life. Here's how it worked.

First we had dinner at her home (like we normally do). After dinner we piled into cars and she took us to a variety of places that she goes to each week and told us about the interactions she has in those places. Stops included:

It was a really powerful night for me for a variety of reasons. We got to see 'C' in a different light, she planned the night which was excellent and we got to pray for her at work in a quite room. In praying for her we commissioned her for her work there and acknowledged the way in which she was joining in with God's purposes in that place. It was great to be able to stand with her in the setting where she spends the majority of her week and affirm and encourage her.

For me it was a night where I think we grew in all three of our core journeys. We grew in our sense of community as we understood more about 'C's' daily rhythms, we engaged with our individual inner spiritual formation as we looked for what God was doing in some very everyday settings and we caught a glimpse of what God is doing in our local community and were inspired to join him in those places in ordinary everyday missional activities.

We'll definitely be doing this activity again on a semi regular basis.

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That is a really cool idea? Where did it come from? Was it "C's" idea? Thanks for sharing.

joshua.michael » 27 May, 2004 12:31 AM

That is a really cool idea. Where did it come from? Was it "C's" idea? Thanks for sharing.

joshua.michael » 27 May, 2004 12:31 AM

I think it was my idea...we've talked about ways of doing stuff like this for a while now though.

Darren Rowse » 27 May, 2004 8:07 AM

This is so cool, I really like the idea. I picture something more like this when I read Acts, than I do when I see the church today. Keep up the good work.

TravisM » 27 May, 2004 8:23 AM

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful...

Paul Fromont » 27 May, 2004 1:53 PM

best idea I've seen on an emerging church blog for years. I think we need to share more ideas on the actual typs of things we do. Otherwise it is so easy to get bogged down in the routine. I need more creative ideas like this to inspire me in what I'm doing. Do you have others? I find it hard to wade through all the archives on everyone's blogs - is there a way of having a central space for emerging church gathering ideas?

Greg » 28 May, 2004 1:07 PM

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