Women's Study: Come Away with Me
Duration: 8 weeks - 2 options
- Tuesdays | September 29 - November 17 | 1:30pm - 3:30pm
- Wednesdays | September 30 - November 18 | 9:30am - 11:30am
Location: Fellowship Rogers Campus | Rogers Community Office
Description: This experiential workshop invites you to slow down, to breathe, and to walk with Jesus as His friend and apprentice. Tapping into tried-and-true spiritual practices, you’ll walk with Him, learn from Him, and encounter His heart for you. Whether you’re mature or new in your faith, we invite you to strap on your sandals and walk with Him at 3 mph—the speed of love, friendship, and transformation.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30, The Message)
“Come Away with Me” will offer you an interactive experience, weaving together spiritual practices that create space for you to meet with God, group discussions and mutual encouragement, teaching, Scripture study, and discussion of reading outside of class.
All you will need:
1) a notebook or journal
2) purchase one book from the resource list below for reading throughout the length of the workshop (preferably purchased before the first session)
Invite some friends to join you for this journey that will create space for you to meet with God and deepen your walk with Him.
Select a book that appeals to you and (preferably prior to the workshop) purchase it for reading throughout this journey. Each week you will share with the group what you are gleaning from it.
Holy Habits: A Woman’s Guide to Intentional Living,
Mimi Wilson & Shelly Volkhardt. Jam-packed with personal stories, this book helps you understand God’s character intimately, while introducing many practical habits that will allow God to conform your heart to His.
Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey into Meditative Prayer
, by Richard Foster. This book weaves Bible teaching, quotes, and stories to describe the riches of a quieted mind and a listening heart. This book can lead you to experience an intimate relationship with God through silence and listening.
Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation
, by Ruth Haley Barton. This book addresses your craving for a way of life that opens you up to the presence of God. Through personal story and exercises, you’ll be inspired to build a way of ordering our life around the values, practices and relationships that keep us open & available to God for the work of spiritual transformation that only God can bring about.
The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ
, James Bryon Smith. This guide to a joyful life in Christ refutes the false narratives that are commonly thought to bring happiness & success. Soul-training exercises throughout the book help you discover intimacy with God and abandon such destructive practices as anger, self-centeredness, greed, worry, and judging.
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry,
John Mark Comer. Does your life seem too hurried? This contemporary author shares a practical, personal, and challenging call to imagine new ways that our lives can slow down and imitate Jesus.
Windows of the Soul: Experiencing God in New Ways
, Ken Gire. In our longing to hear the voice of God, readers will explore the unexpected “windows” through which God can speak in addition to Scripture (such as nature, art, poetry, dreams, movies, etc.)