Everyone is part of a community, be it in the workplace, a family or a church. Yet often these communities fall short of what God calls them to be. What does God desire for our relationships with other people? How can we build true community? How does God use community to build us into Christ-likeness? This guide covers the disciplines of community and submission. As we practice submitting to God, we develop into people who can build true communities. 6 studies with notes for leaders.
A Formatio book. You are part of a community, whether it is in the workplace, a family, a church or a circle of friends. But often these communities fall short of what God would have them be. What does God desire for your relationships with other people? How can you build true community? How does God use community to build you into Christlikeness? In this study guide, Jan Johnson covers the disciplines of community and submission. Going deeper in these areas will help you to build true communities with those around you.
Jan Johnson is the author of over twenty books and more than a thousand magazine articles and Bible studies. A speaker, teacher and spiritual director, she writes primarily about spiritual formation, social justice and living with purposeful intentionality. Her books include , (editor), , and the Spiritual Disciplines Bible Study Series. She holds a DMin in Ignatian spirituality and spiritual direction from the Graduate Theological Foundation and lives with her husband in Simi Valley, California.
"Jan Johnson gives realistic direction on what we can do to make connecting with God the basis of day to day existence. Such a relationship cannot be handed to us, but we can be led into it by someone who knows the way. She does. She opens a path on which anyone can actually and continuously grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ--anyone, no matter their background or circumstances."