The Spirit forms and empowers believers so they can carry out their unique gifting and calling. When learners embrace the New Testament vision of Jesus’ Spirit-anointed ministry as the basis for their own ministry, they will begin to engender a passionate spirituality that is infectious to others around them.
- Understand the theological, biblical, and (sometimes lack of) historical importance of the nature and person of the Holy Spirit as it relates to leading incarnational communities and spirituality.
- Describe and employ a spirituality that is informed and shaped by Jesus’s Spirit-annointed ministry.
- Cultivate a life of spiritual discipline and practice of spiritual gifts, self-regulation and continued self-understanding so as to cultivate the same in those we lead and mentor.
- Develop short-term and long-term strategies for nurturing the spirituality of individuals and incarnational communities that reflect the life and mission of Jesus.
Jesus’ life mission – from incarnation, Spirit-directedness, humility-unto-death, to resurrection – forms a model from which to theorize about what it means to be spiritually, developmentally, missionally and relationally formed with Christ as center. In order of priority, our Christology forms the basis for constructing, learning and practicing a legitimate, passionate spirituality and mission.
- Articulate the message and mission of Christ, then apply it to
one's life, relationships, church, and leading of incarnational mission.
- Recognize the ongoing role that Jesus plays in shaping the ethos and self-understanding of the movement that originated in him.
- Identify and change areas in our lives and communities where we domesticate Jesus, then follow his example of leading and mentoring incarnationally.
- Realign our motives for leading and mentoring incarnational communities so as to reflect Jesus' life, teachings and mission
- Teacher: Scott Lewis