The Story of a Church, Pt. 2: Discovering a Fairly “New” Thing!
When our Pillar family began this journey back in 2011, congregational resources related to spiritual formation and soul-care were scarce. Further, communities attempting to practice a similar way of life were few and far between.
We quite literally felt like an island unto ourselves.
I searched high and low for resources of all types – both people and places – that I could rely on or to whom I could turn for companionship. Now and then someone or someplace caught my eye.
I excitedly jumped on the web, read the book, or made a call to the church, only to find that spiritual formation was just another program they were offering as one option among many. In short, it was an extracurricular activity but not part of the DNA of the congregation.
And, while, that was appropriate for those congregations, Pillar Community began with Spiritual Formation as the singular focus and heartbeat of our mission and strategy.