A Spiritual Formation Group helps you put yourself in a place where God can transform your life from the inside out.
Renovaré Spiritual formation groups consist of between 2 and 6 members who meet regularly. (Probably the ideal number is 4, meeting weekly.) The groups are places of discovery, encouragement and joy. In these groups we learn to practise the spiritual disciplines, and how to encourage one another in our individual spiritual growth through reflection, discussion, mutual support and prayer.
• Groups are intentional. The single goal is for those involved to become better disciples of Jesus Christ, through practising the spiritual disciplines and encouraging one another.
• Groups are small. Usually a group comprises between two and seven people.
• Groups are communities. There is a sense of community and togetherness. None of us is supposed to live the Christian life alone.
• Groups are accountable. We benefit from having others alongside us as we face spiritual challenges. Every person in a Spiritual Formation Group is committed to one another’s spiritual growth.
A Spiritual Formation Group is not a prayer group, though it incorporates prayer. It is not a support group, though support is found there. And it is not a Bible study, though the Bible is used by the group. It is a group that focuses on what God has done, is doing, and will do in our lives.
Spiritual Formation Groups answer the question: What will help me grow spiritually? And each gathering of a Spiritual Formation Group focuses on two issues: What has God been doing in my life? What do I plan to do before the next meeting to make space for him to do even more?