Spiritual formation courses for groups

Staying in the Vine provides courses in spiritual formation and introduces spiritual disciplines.

The courses create spaces where you can: deepen your understanding of God’s love,
listen for the voice of God, and practice steps in Christian Meditation.

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Free Download: Quick Start Guide

This quick start guide introduces the course, lets you know how you can get things started and offers some sample content.

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Introducing the courses

All our courses are interactive and intended for use in groups over a series of weeks. Participants are encouraged to encounter Jesus through personal times of prayer and led meditations in groups. Through these practices participants will grow in the knowledge and experience of God’s love.

All of our courses materials (PDFs and audio streams) are available on a pay-what-you-like basis.

Staying in the Vine Course

Staying in the Vine is an interactive course for groups.  The course introduces and develops the classical spiritual disciplines, and in the process — inspires faith and enhances community.

Staying in the Vine is a wonderful place for those wanting to develop in their spiritual walk and deepen their relationship with God. The course has been written by Tina Squires and incorporates the meditations of Dorinda Miller.

The course includes opportunities to:

  • encounter Jesus through course work and meditations
  • listen to one another’s experiences
  • deepen your understanding of God’s love
  • listen for the voice of God in surprising places
  • practice steps in meditation

Staying in the Vine Plus

The Call to Contemplation 

The aim of this follow-on course is the development of the prayer practices of solitude and silence and contemplation.

The material emphasises the need to listen to God, to become rooted within community, and to be open to the transformational work of the Holy Spirit through the rhythms and practices of spiritual disciplines.

The candidates share their experiences, reflections and insights over a series of weeks followed by a two night retreat. The group work and the individual exercises act as ‘spiritual direction in practice’ through listening and the mutual encouragement this brings.

Candidates are given the tools to engage in a life of contemplation as part of busyness, learning to operate from the Divine Centre. They learn how to make the whole of one’s life a prayer and develop the practice of the Presence of God.

Staying in the Vine Kids

 

We are so pleased with the new Staying in the Vine course for children — a simplified version of our flagship course.

We will be offering this later in the year as a free PDF download.

Staying in the Vine Kids introduces children to the concepts and spiritual practices of: prayer, meditation, worship and celebration.