Spiritual Formation

“Too many Christian leaders wrongly assume the Productive Life to be the pinnacle of Christianity.”

– Steve Logan, Founder of Mappings

False Summit
Many Christian leaders seem to be convinced that being a strong Christian leader is mostly about promoting strong environments to advance these three aims:

  1. Help people come to Jesus.
  2. Help them learn the bible.
  3. Help them steward their gifts.
We, at Faith Mappings, are learning that these three dynamics, while very good, do not represent the fullest of Christian maturity. There is much more for Christian leaders to understand.

For more information regarding our approach toward Spiritual Formation, please read this summary of the Critical Journey:

Critical Journey summary

Jesus said,  I am the Vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears such fruit, for apart from Me, you can do nothing.   John 15:5

Spiritual Formation encourages us to pay close attention to what God desires to accomplish IN us (while Abiding), as well as what He wants to accomplish THROUGH us (while Doing).

Abiding
Outcomes

Doing
Outcomes

  • Fruit of the Spirit
  • Dependency Posture
  • Love for His Word
  • Heart for the Lost
  • Hospitable Spirit
  • Compassion for the Poor
  • Conviction toward Holiness
  • Calling to Follow and Lead
  • Great Decision Making
  • Making bold “Asks”
  • Offering Hope to Others
  • Leading others to Jesus
  • Loving our Neighbors
  • Loving others Well
  • Helping others Worship Jesus
  • Advancing the Kingdom Cause