EXPLORING BENEDICTINE SPIRITUALITY
For centuries, the Benedictine Rule of Life has helped people live a more balanced life. Living in Community addresses the question: "What does it mean to be part of a Christian community in a secular world?" It focuses on Benedictine spirituality as a way to invite people to reflect on how we live together as a Christian community and engages participants in developing a Rule of Life for themselves.
Twenty-five sessions (1-1½ hrs) on topics such as: rule-crafting, obedience, stability, fidelity, work, study, leisure, prayer and my relationship to God, others, myself and creation. Ideal for Christians seeking a way to integrate their faith into daily life or congregations wanting to build community. Can be used as a year-long program, as single-sessions or clustered into short courses. Appropriate for adults and older youth; especially appealing to young adults. Includes a Leader's Guide and Participant Book.
Session 1: Our World—Are We Welcome?
Session 2: Culture and Community
Session 3: What is Community?
Session 4: How Do We Build Community?
Session 5: Movie Night: The Apostle
Session 6: Rules, Rules, Rules
Session 7: Rule-Crafting
Session 8: Living Rules
Session 9: Obedience—Faithful Listening
Session 10: Obedience and Community
Session 11: Stability
Session 12: Fidelity
Session 13: Movie Night: Forrest Gump
Session 14: Work
Session 15: Study
Session 16: Leisure
Session 17: Prayer
Session 18: My Relationship to God
Session 19: My Relationship to Other People
Session 20: My Relationship to My Inmost Self
Session 21: My Relationship to the Whole of Creation
Session 22: Movie Night: Babe
Session 23: A Rule of Life for Myself
Session 24: Toward a Rule of Life for Our Congregation/Community
Session 25: Dessert and Closure