STIR describes the three distinct, sequential stages of spiritual development---learning together, journeying together, and following together---and shows how progress into and through these stages is best made in the context of relationships that change in nature of time. Listeners will learn how to intentionally establish and strengthen the unique kinds of relationships that are catalytic for growth at each stage of their journey.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 4.5 hours; 4 CDs.
A fresh approach to spiritual formation!
In the past, church leaders have turned to small groups or other kinds of discipleship programs to encourage spiritual growth in their churches. Yet, despite good intentions, the deeper experiences of spiritual transformation they had hoped for remained elusive.
STIR calls church leaders to reclaim an essential biblical truth that the process of spiritual growth is more than a one-size-fits-all program; it happens best through intentional relationships with others in the body of Christ.
Three distinct, sequential stages of spiritual development typically occur as people mature in their spiritual walk with Christ, and they need different kinds of relationships to support their growth through those different seasons. STIR describes those stages learning together, journeying together, and following together and shows how progress through these stages is best made in the context of relationships that change in nature over time.
Mindy Caliguire is the founder of Soul Care, a spiritual formation ministry that exists to increase soul health” in the body of Christ. She serves on the leadership team of the Willow Creek Association as the executive director for Engage International. Mindy is a contributing editor for both Leadership Journal and Conversations Journal and is the author of numerous books on the topic of spiritual formation.
Mindy Caliguire writes as one who cares deeply about the soul. She has not just read and thought about it; she is actively engaged on the front lines of church ministry and has discovered how real people learn deep wisdom and bring healing to their minds and hearts and wills.”
John Ortberg, from the foreword