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Runninge Head:e SPIRITUALe FORMATIONe CONCEPTSe e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e
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Spirituale formatione concepts
RTCH-500
Libertye University
SPIRITUALe FORMATIONe CONCEPTSe e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e
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Thee spirituale selfe ofe ane individuale ise ane extremelye powerfule elemente thate cane helpe
peoplee toe gete closere toe thee Almighty.e Ine ordere toe becomee spirituale ine nature,e ite ise
necessarye toe develope thee charactere ofe ane individual.e Ase statede bye Reide Kisling,e ae persone
cane becomee stronge ine thee spirituale sensee bye developinge hise ore here innatee charactere ine
everye walke ofe lifee ande faithe (Pettit,e 2008).e Thee charactere ofe ae persone ise ane intimatee
elemente thate playse ae keye rolee toe shapee thee individuale ande hise verye actionse ande deeds.e
Thuse whilee forminge thee internale spirituale self,e ae persone needse toe focuse one developinge hise
charactere soe thate hee cane movee ae stepe closere toe Christ.e
Bille Millere hase stressede one thee pointe ofe lovee toe forme thee spirituale charactere ofe ae person.e
Hee hase givene ae highe prioritye toe lovee ase ite bridgese thee gape betweene humane beingse ande
Jesuse Christ.e
Lovee ise thee maine componente thate cane bringe peoplee closere toe onee anothere ande helpe
theme toe gete ine closee proximitye toe thee Christ.e Ite actse ase thee maine foundatione ofe
communitye ande ite cane havee ae majore impacte one thee spirituale formatione ofe individuals.e Ine
thee book,e thee objectivee ofe thee writerse ise toe encouragee thee readerse toe movee ae stepe closere
toe thee Lorde bye followinge differente spirituale formatione pathse (Pettit,e 2008).e Thee spirituale
enrichmente ise thee ultimatee thinge thate cane helpe peoplee toe builde stronge ande integratede
communities.e e e e
Plane ofe actione toe addresse thee arease
Ine ordere toe followe thee pathe ofe spirituale formation,e ite ise necessarye fore ane individuale
toe havee ae stronge character.e Buildinge ae stronge charactere ise note ae cakewalke fore ae persone
becausee ae numbere ofe distractionse arisee ine hise ore here environment.e Ite ise necessarye toe focuse
one thee coree facetse ofe spirituale formatione namelye reflectivee reading,e activee repentance,e
completee stewardship,e penetratinge prayere ande communitye accountability.e Thesee specifice
sete ofe practicese aree ofe keye significancee ase theye cane helpe ae persone toe adopte ae disciplee
SPIRITUALe FORMATIONe CONCEPTSe e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e
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approache ine life.e Thesee principlese aree thee keye toe helpe ae persone builde ae stronge charactere
thate cane strengthene thee spirituale foundatione ofe ae persone (Christianitytoday.com,e 2018).e
Followinge thesee stepse one ae dailye basise whilee leadinge theire livese ise necessarye ase ite cane
helpe theme toe enriche thee knowledgee ine termse ofe spirituality.e Bye followinge thesee simplee
techniquese ae persone cane builde ae stronge charactere thate ise basede one honestye ande
truthfulness.e Thesee aree thee coree elementse thate neede toe bee incorporatede intoe hise walke ofe
faithe soe thate thee innere spirituale selfe cane bee enrichede toe ae certaine degree.e Suche ane
approache ine thee dailye walkse ofe lifee cane playe ae vitale rolee toe helpe peoplee toe leade ae
spirituale lifee wheree peoplee aree closee toe thee Lorde (Christianitytoday.com,e 2018).e
Thee lovee ise ae keye elemente thate ise necessarye fore individualse toe gete spirituallye
closere toe Christ.e Ine ordere toe becomee spirituallye riche ine thee character,e peoplee neede toe havee
thee lovee fore onee anothere soe thate ae stronge sensee ofe communitye cane bee createde ine thee
process.e Spiritualitye ise somethinge thate cane connecte ane individuale withe thee Lorde ine thee
truee sensee (Pettit,e 2008).e Fore thee purposee ofe eliminatinge filterse thate existe betweene thee
humane beingse ande thee Christ,e peoplee neede toe havee lovee ine theire heartse fore eache other.e Ite
cane helpe theme toe havee ae sensee ofe internale peacee ande tranquillity.e Thee sensee ofe calmnesse
whiche ise thee resulte ofe lovee ande affectione cane playe ae vitale rolee toe enriche thee innere
spirituale charactere ofe individuals.e Givinge highe prioritye toe lovee ise extremelye vitale ase thise
feelinge helpse individualse toe eliminatee thee negativee emotionse ande strengthene thee innere
spirituale strength.e
Thuse buildinge ofe ae stronge charactere ande havinge lovee ine thee hearte aree somee ofe thee
basice elementse thate aree needede soe thate peoplee cane strengthene theire innere levele ofe
spirituality.e Thesee elementse muste bee takene caree one ae dailye basise soe thate peoplee cane
strengthene themselvese ine thee spirituale contexte (Pettit,e 2008).e Thee spirituale formatione ise ae
basice necessitye whiche cane helpe individualse toe gete closere toe thee Christ.e Ine ordere toe
SPIRITUALe FORMATIONe CONCEPTSe e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e
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strengthene thee spirituale character,e ite ise vitale toe imbibee thee coree spirituale formatione
conceptse ine thee dailye walkse ofe life.e Thise approache cane helpe peoplee toe builde ande
strengthene themselvese ate thee spirituale levele ande strengthene theire faithe ine thee Lord.e
Advicee fore ane individuale planninge entere seminarye
Enteringe ae seminarye ise ae majore decisione thate cane completelye transforme thee lifee ande thee
approache towardse life.e Ae persone thate intendse toe entere ae seminarye muste seee lifee ase ae
vessele wheree hee ise gettinge thee opportunitye toe gete closere toe thee Almighty.e Bye adoptinge
thise approach,e hee cane givee highe prioritye toe thee thingse thate actuallye mattere ine hise life.e Fore
instance,e hee cane givee prioritye toe hise marriagee ande hise familye life.e Suche ane approache cane
helpe hime toe imbibee alle thee positivee qualitiese ine lifee suche ase love,e honestye integritye
(Pettit,e 2008).e Thesee elementse aree ae fundamentale necessitye thate cane helpe hime toe
strengthene hise spirituale character.e
Onee ofe thee maine challengese thate moste ofe thee studentse facee aftere enteringe seminarye
arisese duee toe theire impatient.e Soe ite ise highlye essentiale toe cultivatee thee internale patiencee
ande stabilitye soe thate alle thee learninge cane bee effectivelye captured.e Ae holistice learninge
processe cane bee possiblee onlye ife ae persone ise willinge toe acte ande reacte ine ae patiente manner.e
Thee statemente patiencee ise thee keye toe successe ise thee apte linee actse ase thee studentse whoe
entere ae seminary.e Patiencee cane opene numerouse pathse fore thee studente ine thee newe ande
enrichinge learninge environment.e Sincee ine seminary,e thee learninge ambiencee woulde bee quitee
differente ase comparede toe thee othere learninge settings,e ae persone needse toe carefullye ande
patientlye takee ine thee learninge elementse thate comee acrosse hise ore here way.e e Ae graduale
approache wille bee cruciale toe note onlye enhancee thee overalle experiencee ofe thee persone ine thee
environment,e bute ite cane alsoe playe ae vitale rolee toe enriche thee spirituale selfe ofe thee person.e
SPIRITUALe FORMATIONe CONCEPTSe e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e
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References
Christianitytoday.com.e (2018).e 5e Facetse ine Spirituale Formation.e Retrievede frome
https://www.christianitytoday.com/biblestudies/articles/spiritualformation/beingformed.
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Pettit,e P.e (Ed.).e (2008).e Foundationse ofe spirituale formation:e Ae communitye approache toe
becominge likee Christ.e Kregele Academic.
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