Why is naming your stage of apprenticeship important?
Apprenticeship to Jesus is a journey; from immaturity to maturity, from wounding to healing, from false self to true. But if following Jesus is a journey, is there a map? Or landmarks by which we can navigate? Have those who've gone before us left behind their thoughts on how to stay the course, avoid detours, and chart our progress? All journeys are different, but all journeys are similar. To name your stage of apprenticeship to Jesus, and your season of life, is to better recognize God’s invitations for you in each and every day.
Before you begin the practices with your community, listen through these teachings to understand why Silence & Solitude is important and discover what they can do in your life.
Follow along with each part of this practice. We recommend you work through it with your community, a small group triad, a weekly meal with friends or neighbors, your roommates, whatever works. Get a group of people, set a time each week to share a meal, then talk and pray for about an hour. Transformation happens in community.
Follow along with the recommended reading. We want to continually expand our minds and understanding of the way of Jesus. God wants us to love him not only with our hearts, souls, and strength, but with our minds as well.