Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tim @ REVEAL - Pre-Morning Day Two

Last night I spent a couple of hours reading through the book FOLLOW ME; here is some stuff that I found revealing.
The focus of this book is spiritual movement: specifically what moves a person from one stage of spiritual growth to the next. pg27

Spiritual Growth is a highly individual process, full of mysterious moments that crystallize and catalyze our faith. 47


The Top Five Spiritual Catalysts for Movement 1 59
~ The top five spiritual catalysts out of the more than fifty factors evaluated are listed in order of importance for Movement 1. These five factors represent the combination of catalysts that are the most predictive of movement from Exploring Christ to Growing in Christ.
Movement 1: from Exploring Christ to Growing in Christ
1. Salvation by Grace (Spiritual Belief/Attitude)
2. The Trinity (Spiritual Belief/Attitude)
3. Serve the Church (Church Activity)
4. Prayer to Seek Guidance (Spiritual Practice)
5. Reflection on Scripture (Spiritual Practice)

The Top Five Spiritual Catalysts for Movement 2 62
~ The top five spiritual catalysts out of the more than fifty factors evaluated are listed in order of importance for Movement 1. These five factors represent the combination of catalysts that are the most predictive of movement from Growing In Christ to Close to Christ.
Movement 2: from Growing In Christ to Close to Christ
1. Personal God (Spiritual Belief/Attitude)
2. Prayer to Seek Guidance (Spiritual Practice)
3. Reflection on Scripture (Spiritual Practice)
4. Solitude (Spiritual Practice)
5. Evangelism (Spiritual Activity with Others)

The Top Five Spiritual Catalysts for Movement 3 75
~ The top five spiritual catalysts out of the more than fifty factors evaluated are listed in order of importance for Movement 1. These five factors represent the combination of catalysts that are the most predictive of movement from Close to Christ to Christ-centered.
Movement 3: from Close to Christ to Christ-Centered
1. Giving Away My Life (Spiritual Belief/Attitude)
2. Christ is First (Spiritual Belief/Attitude)
3. Identity in Christ (Spiritual Belief/Attitude)
4. Authority in the Bible (Spiritual Belief/Attitude)
5. Reflection on Scripture (Spiritual Practice)


If you don't know anything about REVEAL or FOLLOW ME, click on the links, or send me an email. If you are interested to know more, click on the links, or email me, or let's plan on getting together to figure some stuff out.

It's worth noting that the one common catalyst for all spiritual movement is Reflection on Scripture for application. The more often someone does it, the more it is a catalyst for following Christ. Think about that...it's so simple...

2 comments:

outofneutral.tv said...

sounds like you are really learning a lot from the Reveal Conference and the Reveal study.

I look forward to hearing stories of how it impacts Anchor. Another great read for you if you don't have it is Craig Groeshel's book IT. I haven't read it, but I've heard him speak on it twice and I was blown away both times.

Tim Hallman said...

Hey Pat! I look forward to hearing more about your Catalyst experience.

I do have Groeschel's book IT, I bought it along with Hybel's book Holy Discontent. I started reading IT and got through the first chapter on vision and put the book down. I was so convicted over the task of getting a vision...I don't have one that I can share with confidence. So then I picked up Holy Discontent and have read it through almost three times, wanting so much to "accept" what is my holy discontent/vision.

I should probably pick IT back up and keep working my way through it.

Read IT, and then let's talk!