Life Practice of Reflection and Action - Cohort

This extended project details efforts to establish the personal habit of practicing spiritual disciplines in order to facilitate abiding with God as God’s Story intersects My Story.

Do you desire a greater intimacy with God? Do you wonder how you might truly live your life as God created you to live it? Spiritual disciplines are activities that open us to God's transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives. Picking up on the monastic tradition of creating a "rule of life" that allows for regular space for the practice of the spiritual disciplines.

Choosing a Cohort   

Each potential licensee must complete form, submit their intention to begin, using your Impact credentials to log in.
This list will be made public to other potential licensees.  Choose two other people to begin your cohort journey.
Declare your group to training@yfc.net and the names will be assigned as a cohort group on the public list. 

      OR

Choose two other cohort members outside of YFC who are willing to follow the instructions below. There will be a minimum of three members for this cohort project.
Each potential licensee must complete formsubmit their intention to begin, using your Impact credentials to log in.

Project Instructions for Life Practice of Reflection and Action

  1. All cohort members do not need to be reading the same book, but should choose one from the list below to read.
  2. From your book of choice, select one discipline to practice three days a week for a month period. Continue over a three-month period so that at the end of three months you will have practiced three different spiritual disciplines. Recommendation: Practicing a discipline outside of your normal routine is most advantageous.
  3. Journal your process by recording: date, discipline practiced, any insights from God.
  4. Check in with your cohort once a month for accountability and to share how you are experiencing God.
  5. Submit for completion, using your Impact log in credentials.

Book Choices

Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation 2006 by Ruth Haley Barton
Invitations from God: Accepting God's Offer to Rest, Weep, Forgive, Wait, Remember and More - 2011 by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun 
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life – 2014 Donald S. Whitney (Author), J. I. Packer (Foreword)
The Kingdom Life: A Practical Theology of Discipleship and Spiritual Formation 2016 by Dallas Willard