The greatest impediment to our own awakening is we are pretty sure we are already awake. We don’t know what we do not know. There is so much more of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, waiting to be discovered, delighted in and demonstrated in and through our lives. Awakening must begin and deepen in our own hearts. As goes our hearts so go our homes. As go our homes, so goes our churches. As go our churches, so goes our towns and cities.
The Awakening Life Course is a four week journey of Scripture, prayer, conversation, and transformation; all centered around the awakening and disciple-making mission of Jesus Christ. Expect to be challenged, encouraged, equipped and empowered for the important season of faith ahead.
The course will unfold over four weeks with the following subjects:
- Week 1—Waking up to the Word of God: Beholding Jesus
- Week 2—Waking up to the Spirit of God: Breathing Prayer
- Week 3—Waking up to the Body of Christ: Banded Discipleship
- Week 4—Waking up to the Kingdom of God: Becoming Love
HOW THE COURSE WILL BE DELIVERED
The course begins Monday, Oct. 19 and will be delivered online and consist of a combination of live and pre-recorded presentation elements as well as asynchronous online interactivity through a private Facebook group. The class will meet on Mondays at 6:30pm CT/ 7:30pm ET for a 90-minute gathering and panel discussion via Zoom. While the course will work for individual participants, it would be optimal to work through the course in connection with others.
As the course proceeds, course participants will read a common text of Scripture from two celebrated awakening passages: chapters 37 and 47 from the prophet Ezekiel. These readings are included in the course companion book, The Awakened Life, by J.D. Walt.
In addition to the weekly online gathering (which will be recorded and made available on-demand), we will post additional supplemental resources both to the private Facebook group and each participant’s Digital Hub account at my.seedbed.com.
J.D. Walt, author of the Awakened Life and Sower-in-Chief for Seedbed will serve as the host and lead teacher of the course.