Introducing a brand new monthly series: Spiritual Practices to Sustain Our Spirit-Led Work for Justice presented by the NCC Christian Education, Faith Formation, and Leadership Development (CEFFLD) Convening Table.
What are the spiritual practices that strengthen you for the long haul in your work for justice? In this series, the CEFFLD Convening Table will share personal stories of practices that have nourished them for the long haul of justice ministries. Faithful action in our communities, regions, countries, and the world, is sustainable when we are spiritually fed by the same Spirit that prompts us to bring Christ’s love and justice to bear in our world. Each monthly segment shares a testimony of how a specific practice has been helpful for the faith formation or leadership development of an individual or congregation. The series will share resources (e.g., books, website, articles, videos) that give readers/viewers a chance to learn more about the practice and to use these tools to move forward in faithful efforts toward justice.
We hope this series will show connections across faith traditions that have some similarities in practices, helping to build stronger bridges of understanding around commitments to shaping spiritual lives and communities to be agents of peace and justice in the world.
Rev. Sheila Spencer
Watch the first powerful message from Rev. Sheila Spencer, who had to take time to embody the spiritual practice of rest before producing this message. She serves as Interim President of Disciples Home Missions for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Co-Convener of the Christian Education Faith Formation Leadership Development Table.