Item description for Companions in Christ: A Small-Group Experience in Spiritual Formation (Companions In Christ) by Gerrit Scott Dawson, Adele J. Gonzalez & E. Glenn Hinson...
Overview The newly revised, all-in-one-volume foundational resource! If you're considering Companions in Christ for your church, begin with this book. This one-volume introduction to Companions in Christ moves through an uninterrupted 28-week study of five topics: spiritual formation, scripture, prayer, vocation and spiritual companionship. This participant's book is recommended for groups who will continue their study together for the full 28 weeks. Each week of study begins with an inviting and often challenging reading by a recognized author in spiritual formation. In addition to the weekly reading, this book provides questions and daily scripture readings to guide your private reflection. The week closes with a two-hour group session where you share your thoughts, reflect together, and take part in diverse group learning experiences. Companions in Christ offers small groups a powerfully transforming experience in opening yourself to God's presence and guidance. Explore classic spiritual practices, and develop new daily patterns that will open your life to a deepening relationship with God and with your group. This revised foundational resource features a whole new look and some refreshed content gleaned from years of practical application in congregations across the country. Overall, it's a rich, imaginative opportunity to new discovery! NEW OPTION: Also available are separate participant books for each of the five topics mentioned above, which gives your group a chance to take a break between study modules: spiritual formation in Embracing the Journey scripture in Feeding on the Word prayer in Deepening Our Prayer vocation in Responding to Our Call spiritual companionship in Exploring Spiritual Guidance A revised Leader's Guide, containing a "Getting Started Guide" and new plans for a closing retreat, is also available.
Publishers Description The sensational small-group series Companions in Christ is now being offered in a new 5-piece Participant's Book set as well as the traditional 1-piece Participant's Book. With the same great daily exercise material and articles, the two different Participant's Book styles allow your group to use the format that best fits your time frame. The new 5-piece Participant's Book set offers groups a convenient way to take breaks between modules. The traditional 1-piece volume is still a great value for groups who will continue their study together for 28 weeks.
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Studio: Upper Room
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 7.34" Height: 0.82" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2006
Publisher Upper Room Books
Series Companions In Christ
ISBN 0835898431 ISBN13 9780835898430
Availability 0 units.
More About Gerrit Scott Dawson, Adele J. Gonzalez & E. Glenn Hinson
Gerit Dawson is Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Reviews - What do customers think about Companions in Christ, Participants Book In 1 Volume?
A great spiritual experience for mainlne Protestants (and others) Mar 5, 2008
I've participated in several Companions in Christ classes, and I can't recommend them highly enough. What I liked best about the class that this workbook is for was that it gave me the chance to explore spiritual exercises I would not normally have thought "were for me." This included several methods of reading scripture, several methods of relating scripture to my own life, and several methods of prayer. I decided at the beginning of the class that as an act of faith I would do anything asked of me in a daily exercise, whether it seemed to be "me" or not; that I would treat each as a learning experience and that I would get more out of it by putting more into it. I am glad I did this, for the class was a very rich experience, and four years after I first took the class, I am still enriched by things I tried for the first time as an exercise from this book.
I am sure it would be possible to have a not-great Companions class, but all three of the ones I've taken at my Episcopal church have been personally fulfilling and also have brought about much deeper relationships among the people who have participated.
Excellent!!! Nov 21, 2007
Wonderful and balanced book. Great inspirational quotes from the best!! Good solid Christian teaching and formation.
The Small Group Curriculum That Works Jun 22, 2007
If you are looking for a way to bridge the gap between church and world, this is the course to use. Approaching the Christian tradition as spirituality, Companions in Christ uses daily Bible reflection and simple, but profound journal questions and a weekly small group meeting to build community.