posted on April 01, 2016 08:54
What is a Life in the
Spirit Seminar Series?
The teaching content of a seminar focuses on the four-part Gospel message of:
- God's loving plan for us and for the whole world,
- our need for His intervention in our lives and in the world,
- the essential roles of Jesus as our Lord and Savior, and the Holy Spirit, and
- our “yes” to the Holy Spirit to empower our conversion into witnesses of Jesus.
The Gospel is presented over the first 4 weeks of a seminar.
After presentations the participants gather into small groups to "break apart" the message and to share in the power and insight promised whenever two or more gather in the name of Jesus.
The fifth week of a seminar is for praying, waiting, and asking for the gift of the Holy Spirit, just as Mary and the disciples did at the command of Jesus after his Ascension. You are my witnesses. And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high. (Luke 24:48-49)
The final two weeks of a Life in the Spirit Seminar are about growth and transformation in Christ. They help participants make the Holy Spirit's gifts and graces part of their lives, their communities, their places in the Church, and their witness to the world. They make clear that charisms are not personal possessions, but rather grace to build the Body of Christ. The final week we will gather for a Mass of Thanksgiving in church.
The Seminar is free and open to all people (pre-registration is appreciated so that we can be sure to have enough materials)... Claim your space by calling our parish office 636.240.3721
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