The writer Audre Lorde once said, “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” As the Fall season turns to Winter this year, so many of us are coping with helplessness, fear, and dissatisfaction with what is – alongside anxious hope, for the future. The shape of our world in years to come always depends on what we do in the present. This holiday season, we’ll explore how we can hold and work with fear, and what spiritual resources – what help – will come to our aid when we do.
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To accompany each new message series, our Spiritual Development Ministry provides a collection of resources including: a challenge, a spiritual practice, discussion questions, a journal/art prompt, links to some of the materials our preachers use in their messages, and other sources of reflection.
It is our hope that these materials will be used by individuals, families, small groups, and teams to spark discussion and deepen our lived experience of these themes. You can download the PDF document below.