This 19-page resource can help you think about where your church is already practicing disciplines corporately, and where you could grow, from things as intangible as an attitude of simplicity to ideas as concrete as a 24-hour prayer vigil.
Table of Contents:
Out of Isolation
We encounter the living God in a powerful way while in the community of the temple.
Showing Up For God--Together
Help your congregation add a corporate dimension to its individual spiritual disciplines.
Interview with Mindy Caliguire
Follow the Leaders
Pastors and staff best teach about corporate disciplines by modeling them effectively.
Keeping Our Balance in Worship
Bringing people into the presence of God requires the right mix of form and freedom.
Fan the Flames of Service
How well does your congregation realize and practice the discipline of service?
The Upside-Down All-Church Picnic
Getting individuals to fast is a tough sell. How well would it work for an entire church?
We Have Enough
Embracing the discipline of simplicity helps a church avoid the "cult of the next thing."
A Mighty Prayer Partnership
Where two or three--or more--are gathered, prayer increases its potency.
Answering the Objections
Teaching your people about spiritual disciplines often starts with dispelling myths.
Ways to Pray Together
Use these specific ways to encourage your people to pray as a body of believers.
Communal Disciplines and the Web
Nurture fasting and other disciplines with technology.
Lynne M. Baab
Praying All Day Long
An organized 24-hour congregational prayer vigil is easy to do and powerful in result.
Ralph F. Wilson