Spiritual transformation is the process by which Christ is formed in us for the glory of God, for the abundance of our own lives, and for the sake of others according to Galatians 4:19, Romans 8:29, and Romans 12:1, 2. We believe if these verses are central to the gospel, they must be central to the mission of the church.
The essence of Spiritual Formation at Crossroads is about fostering the capacity, the orientation and the discipline of living in union with Christ as a community. It's about cultivating an awareness of Jesus, an appreciation for his love and a capacity to lean into the grace we know through his Spirit. We are not bystanders in our spiritual lives. We are active participants with Jesus, who is ever inviting us into relationship with him.
Spiritual reformation helps us reclaim our relationship with God as it was meant to be. It’s not trying – but it’s training in eternal living...now. While we cannot transform ourselves, we can create the conditions in which spiritual transformation can take place and this is where spiritual practices come in. They are concrete activities we engage in in order to make ourselves available for the work that only God can do.
“[Spiritual] disciplines are the main way we offer our bodies up to God as a living sacrifice. We are doing what we can do with our bodies, our minds, our hearts. God then takes this simple offering of ourselves and does with it what we cannot do, producing within us deeply ingrained habits of love and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” -Richard Foster
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