At CrossWinds, we are committed to helping people take the next steps in their spiritual journey by providing space and opportunities for you to explore different areas of your relationship with God. The Spiritual Formation department seeks to facilitate in this way by offering various classes and resources that provide opportunities for spiritual growth and formation in various disciplines.
Backstage Pass is a great place to start if you are new to CrossWinds and want to know more about who we are and why we do things the way we do. It is a good way to find out more about how to get connected and be involved in specific ways in the life of the church.
Other classes we offer, such as the Knowing Series, are core areas that we hope you will explore whether you are new in your relationship with God or a seasoned veteran in the journey. They are designed to help you cultivate growth practices in your life as well as help you learn more about yourself and how God wired you to serve in the world. Lastly, the Going Deeper classes and tools are meant to help you dive deeper into the weekly topics we learn about on Sunday morning. In addition to classes, we also provide various tools to help you learn and discover different disciplines and methods of growing closer to God.
If you don’t find what you are looking for, please ask us! We are here to help. Our prayer is that you find yourself being renewed, transformed, and drawn into a deeper relationship with God.
The Practice: Writing the Psalms of Your Life
Saturday, February 24 | 9am-12pm | Church property | Jim Matthews
Cost: $20 (includes continental breakfast, snacks and all class materials)
With the “audacity of intimacy” the writer of the Psalms lays before us the vast array of soul-states a God-loyal person might experience. The Psalms are not the nice prayers of nice people. They are the raw, earthy, honest expressions of combustible human beings whispered and/or shouted a listening God “whose love endures forever.” Most importantly to us, the Psalmist’s words were often on the lips of Jesus! They were spiritually “formative” for him. With the Psalms in-hand as our template, this practice experience will focus on the forms of the Psalms and give opportunity for you to participate in Psalm-writing your own life experiences. No prior writing experience is necessary. We will write. We will listen. And, in faith, we will wait to see how God chooses to show up. Register here. Contact Jodie Tey for more info!