Spiritual formation is God’s work of spiritual maturation in the life of a believer. Christians are called to become more like Jesus Christ through the process of the Spirit’s sanctifying work. This call, nonetheless, raises questions: What does this process of growth look like? Why don’t I always feel God’s presence? Where is God in the midst of the mundane? While many Christians affirm that Christianity is a relationship rather than a religion, equally as many feel confused, frustrated and bewildered by models of growth built solely upon diligence, hard work and self-effort. The “relationship” with God in Jesus seems pushed behind everything I am doing. Spiritual formation seeks to answer what it means to live in dependence upon God, trusting in his faithfulness for true Spirit-empowered growth.

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