Still Before God
an introduction to contemplative practices

Argyll's Cross at Iona

Still Before God is a four-part course offering an introduction to contemplative spiritual practices. It'll provide some knowledge and experience in the practices of stillness, pondering Scripture, listening prayer and journaling.

The course's theme scripture verse is Ephesians 1:18-19a where Paul prays that our hearts will be enlightened to know more deeply the hope and riches which are ours in Christ.

Being still is no easy task, but it is essential to life. "If you want to be deeply connected with yourself and with God, you must spend time in silence," says Christopher Jamison, the host of the film "The Big Silence. If you long for a deeper connection with God in stillness and prayer, if you want to learn to engage your heart (as well as your head) in your times in God's Word, this course may be for you (or your community).

This course is appropriate for all--young or mature in their faith--who long for a deeper connection with God in prayer and want to learn to engage their heart (as well as their head) in their times in God's Word.

In my signature style, the course is taught interactively and experientially. Exercises for home encourage your growth as you put what you're learning into practice.

Still before God runs Monday evenings throughout November 2012 at Crossroads International Church, Amsterdam. Info and registration. It will be available to other communities (also in Dutch) as of spring 2013.


If you are interested in bringing this course to your community I'd be happy to talk with you about it. Contact me to begin a conversation.

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