Her Voice Magazine Vol. 1 - Page 30

Have you ever said to yourself, “There’s got to be more to life than this! Are you tired of managing and manipulating your relationship with God that, in the end, leaves you empty inside? Are you exhausted from working so hard for Jesus, that you have missed actually being with Him? Do you long for an authentic encounter with Jesus that is real, on-going and life-giving? We all want authentic, vibrant faith, but it doesn’t happen by chance. We have made Christianity about so many things: right methods, right doctrine, right behavior, principles for living, getting life fixed, rules, laws, and on and on it goes. But Jesus did not come to give us a religion or a set of beliefs, He came to give us Himself. Keeping Company with Jesus is an on-line, spiritual formation tool that, in practical and engaging ways, helps us keep our lives centered on Jesus. It starts and ends with the premise that simply being with Jesus is transformational. There are two ways to participate: The 9-month Journey is a weekly, interactive, on-line resource/spiritual formation tool, which includes a reading, reflection questions and a spiritual practice. Designed to be interactive, it is best done in community and dialogue with others. So it’s perfect for groups. The Journey helps us to learn to keep company with Jesus in such a way that the abundant life Jesus promised becomes a reality in our lives. The Leadership Community is for credentialed ministers, ministry leaders, pastor’s wives, and missionaries, connecting with other leaders in authentic community over a 9-month period from Sept. to May. Led by Gail Johnsen, the Leadership Community is designed to provide spiritually enriching environments through real-life practices, relationships and experiences which allows leaders to participate with God’s Spirit in bringing about the formation of a healthy soul and developing practices that sustain them in ministry for the long haul. Being a Christian is never a matter of becoming a religious person but rather living with the awareness of Christ as an ever-present reality in our lives. Keeping Company with Jesus will help. For more information, go to http://www.keepingcompanywithjesus.com Pg. 30