Inviting North American Neighbors into the Spiritual Life: Models of Sanctification from Spirit Christology in Conversation with US Studies on Spirituality
2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Workshop
What are sociologists of religion, intergenerational gurus, and missional leaders saying about the spiritual struggles, needs, and hopes of North American neighbors today? How can church leaders tell compelling stories that might address these neighbors' questions about spirituality? In this session, we will explore five models of life in the Spirit and ask how they might offer an opportunity for church leaders (including worship leaders) to dialogue with others and invite them into the spiritual life. One of the models deals with hospitality as a mark of the church, an important Christlike way of living in a world filled with immigrants and refugees.