Be Blessed to Be a Blessing
Thursdays ✦ 7:30—9:00 pm ✦ January 7—February 11
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Session 1 – January 7 – Fortified by God
Based on the Chalice Press book by Chris Altrock, Ten-Minute Transformation: Small Spiritual Steps that Revolutionize Your Life, introduce a 40-day 10-minutes per day set of spiritual activities to help focus on Jesus’ vision of our life based on the teachings of the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7. Also, reflect on God’s promise to bless our efforts with gifts of the Holy Spirit based on Isaiah 11:2-3 as interpreted by St. Thomas Aquinas.
Session 2 – January 14 – Gifted by God
Based on Don Clifton’s work, Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath from Gallup, summary of finding and applying your strengths and honoring the strengths of others.
Session 3 – January 21 – Reflecting the Character of God
Discuss the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23. How these qualities reflect the character of God. Discuss the challenges of these qualities in practical applications.
Session 4 – January 28 – Know Yourself, Know Others
Introduction to the Enneagram, an ancient art of discovering your nature. Brief overview of how the Enneagram could be used and applied to know yourself at a deeper level. Summary of the nine Enneagram points.
Session 5 – February 4 – Purposed to Serve
Review of the spiritual gifts as presented by Paul in his Letters. The gifts are grouped into three categories: Evangelical, Intercessory, and Empowering.
Session 6 – February 11 – To Be a Blessing
Based on United Church of Christ outreach programs, 3 Great Loves and Be a Blessing. Creative ideas to spark your own path to impact and transform our world through God’s love. Reminder of the importance of sharing our stories.