The Rule of Life.

By grace Jesus Christ invites us into a radically new way of life - the life of the kingdom - but this requires practice. We have to learn new habits, new rhythms, an entirely new language. For hundreds of years, Christians in various traditions have entered into the life of the kingdom through certain daily, weekly, and monthly practices. Through prayer and fasting, solitude and silence, communion and confession, sacrifice and service. This Summer we will explore how these ancient practices might help us to become a more blessed, fulfilled and satisfied people.

 

 

Daily Practices

Morning Prayer
A Liturgy for Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer
Click here for resources on prayer.

 

Weekly Practices

Sunday Gatherings
A time to practice and rehearse what it means to be the people of God.

Regular Exercise
3-4 times per week, minimum of 30 minutes each workout.

Sabbath Rest
Once a week for a 24 Hour Period.

Regular Date Night
For those who are married.

Small Groups
To talk about how we are doing and to pray for one another.

 

Monthly Practices

Fasting
From food for one 24 hour period.

Missional Community
Serving Des Moines.

Ministry Teams
Serving the body of Christ.

Tithing
Giving regularly, sacrificially, generously, and joyfully.

 

Annual Practices

Solitude Retreat
For at least one 24 hour period.

Missions Trip
Serving our world.

 

Next Steps

Baptism & Holy Communion
Visible symbols of invisible grace.

Covenant Membership
Joining a family on mission