SOUL TRAINING: “Play”

This Week’s Practice: PLAY
If a way to experience the Kingdom of God is to become like a child, then engaging in PLAY can be a spiritual practice. This week, take 1 hour to do something fun – remembering that we must become like a little child to experience the Kingdom. Play one of your favourite sports. Read a book about something new. Sign up for a class that interests you. Watch a funny movie, make popcorn and LAUGH!
Extra practice
Invite a neighbour or coworker to take a class, read a book or train for a race with you. Ask a tired mom or dad if you can take their kids out to play and give them a break. Organize a fun event for kids in your neighbourhood
Family practice
Play with the children in your life (your own, nieces, nephews or grandchildren)! Do what they do (board games, sledding, video games). Get on the ground and wrestle! Pick one day each week to designate as your child’s day to plan all the activities.

WHAT IS “SOUL TRAINING”?

Each week throughout the “Good and Beautiful Life” message series, we will be inviting you to engage in a different spiritual practice with God. These practices are intended to help you reflect on and to apply the truth from Sunday’s message (i.e. “Soul Training”). To help you remember these practices and to encourage you to be intentional to engage, each week we will post more information about that week’s practice here (in addition to a weekly email reminder). Our hope and prayer is that many in our church family will meet with Jesus in new and profound ways as we engage in these transformative soul training exercises together!

TELL US YOUR STORY!
Let us know about your experience with this practice and how God met with you through it. We’d love to be able to tell encouraging stories like yours to our church family throughout this series! Email JeffDan or Kristyn to share your experience.
READ THE BOOK!
This sermon series and the spiritual practices that we will be inviting you to participate in are all based on a book called “The Good and Beautiful Life” by James Bryan Smith. You can purchase the book on Amazon here OR you can purchase a copy on Sundays for $20. We have a limited number available, so email Kristyn if you would like to reserve a copy.