The spiritual growth of any community depends heavily upon the personal spiritual journey of individuals within that community. In order to move forward , a critical expectation is that we must be in training. For any endeavours to learn a musical instrument, to become skilled at a sporting pursuit, or in mastering a new technology, we need to train. To do that, there must be discipline. We must subject ourselves to the spiritual disciplines. Hence the name SUBJECTIONS.
Subjections 1: Read this first - subjections explained
An outline of the Staff Spirituality sub-section of SUBJECTIONS
Engaging in the spiritual disciplines is critical if we are to progress along in our own personal faith journey. Hence it is important to 'be in training'.
Subjections 3: INWARD - prayer (an introduction)
Prayer is arguably the most important of the spiritual disciplines. A few guidelines are offered as a starting point. There are many approaches to prayer - this is just one to try.
Subjections 4: INWARD - study
An examination of the INWARD spiritual discipline of study.
Subjections 5:OUTWARD - service
A gospel perspective of the spiritual discipline of service.
Subjections 6: OUTWARD - solitude
Explores the discipline of solitude as an aid to spiritual growth.
Subjections 7: CORPORATE - worship
Richard Foster in his book Celebration of Discipline, outlines 12 spiritual disciplines in 3 key areas. Worship is one of the essential CORPORATE disciplines. This document provides some guidelines and compelling thoughts on worship for staff in Lutheran schools in the 21st century.