Are you soul-weary? Do you struggle to make time for God in the midst of a packed schedule? Or do you sometimes stay so busy doing things for God that you can’t relax and just “be”?
Jesus faced amazing pressure and overwhelming demands throughout his ministry, but he did not experience the burnout so common today among Christian ministers and laypersons.
You can learn the rhythm of living that Jesus demonstrates—the Cycle of Grace— throughout the Gospels. Use this workbook and accompanying video about the Cycle of Grace either individually or in a small group.
THE CYCLE OF GRACE examines 4 components of a grace-filled life:
Trevor Hudson, a dynamic pastor, author, and speaker, introduces each part of the Cycle of Grace in a short video sement (available on YouTube). The video segments are titled as follows:
Cycle of Grace 1: Acceptance
Cycle of Grace 2: Sustenance
Cycle of Grace 3: Significance
Cycle of Grace 4: Fruitfulness
Cycle of Grace 5: A Grace-filled Way to Live
In the workbook Jerry Haas provides practical exercises for individuals and groups, complete with suggestions for journaling and preparing for group sessions.
This 6-week study will help you
know that God loves you
nurture your spiritual life
understand who you are called to be in the world
learn how to restore balance to your life
The workbook includes a Leader’s Guide and several useful appendixes. A must-have resource for clergy and lay leaders, The Cycle of Grace is also an excellent text for seminary and college classes preparing students for ministry.
Trevor Hudson is a Methodist minister, pastoral therapist, and retreat leader in Benoni, South Africa. He is the author of several books, including *Hope Beyond Your Tears,** *The Serenity Prayer**, *One Day at a Time**, and *A Mile in My Shoes**. Hudson travels widely to conduct conferences, workshops, and retreats.
Jerry P. Haas pastored churches in California and Arizona for 25 years and then moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to work in retreat and spiritual formation ministries with The Upper Room/General Board of Discipleship. He served as director of the Academy for Spiritual Formation from 1999 to 2010 and spiritual director of The Upper Room from 2010 to 2012. Jerry is the coauthor of *Shaping a Life of Significance for Retirement,** project coordinator for *Upper Room Worshipbook: Music and Liturgies for Spiritual Formation,** and coeditor of *Rhythm & Fire: Experiencing the Holy in Community and Solitude.** He and his wife, Donna, now reside in the Tucscon, Arizona area.