Last week, I received the package that will shape much of the next two-years of my life. One package that has in it much of the plan that will be instrumental to the next steps in my spiritual journey. My life may never be the same from this point forward.
My training in spiritual growth and discipleship through the Apprentice Experience starts in earnest Aug. 1 but we already have our reading materials and our weekly assignments. We (27 to be exact) are preparing, reading, and studying in preparation for our first week long gathering in late October and early November in Wichita, Kansas. These gatherings will be our first time together as a group and will include times of study with our instructors and master teachers. Also, we will share in spiritual training exercises, times of prayer, spiritual direction, Communion, and fellowship. The theme of this first Gathering is “Narrative, Identity, and the Kingdom of God.”
The ups and downs of the last few weeks in my spiritual and personal life have made me desire the benefits and enrichment of this program even more. God is really doing some amazing things in my life and more is on the way, I believe, as I dive into the readings and exercises through Apprentice Experience. At the same time, I have been faced with many doubts and obstacles that have discouraged me in my pursuit of participation in this program.
One thing that I have been encouraged by is the amount of financial support I have received. The fact that there are people out there that understand this strange journey that I am on and believe in it enough to donate their precious resources is humbling to me. Still, I am in need of an additional $339 to meet my first payment responsibility and $4000 to complete the full payment for the program.
God has so much in store for me in this journey but also for you, the readers, as I share what I am learning and let you live vicariously through me in this program.
This is a wild ride, it already has been, and I want to share it with you. Every twist and turn will be chronicled in this blog.
Won’t you consider donating and partnering with me. You know I value your input and support beyond what I can express. This is an unbelievable opportunity for me and I want to share it with you and others. Help me make this happen.
By contributing you will receive the following:
At least $25 – The Grow Up Playlist full of songs that have helped me in my spiritual life.
At least $50 – A sample chapter of an eBook I worked on a few years ago called More of Christ, Less of Everything Else.
At least $75 – A resource pack full of the list of tools that I use to grow closer to God.
At least $100 – A short eBook that I am creating called the Devotional Lives of Famous Christians.