Crafting a Rule of Life: An Invitation to the Well-Ordered Way

Crafting a Rule of Life: An Invitation to the Well-Ordered Way


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830835645
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 01/16/2012
Pages: 190
Sales rank: 495,573
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Stephen A. Macchia (DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is founder and president of Leadership Transformations, Inc., a ministry which focuses on the spiritual formation needs of leaders and the spiritual discernment processes of leadership teams in local church and parachurch ministry settings nationwide. He is also the director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and previously served for fourteen years as president of Vision New England. Macchia is the author of ten books, including Becoming a Healthy Church and Crafting a Rule of Life.

Table of Contents

Foreward by Mark Buchanan
Introduction: Crafting a Personal Rule of LifePart One: Framing Your Personal Rule of Life
1. Roles: What Are My Primary Relationships?
2. Gifts: What Are My God-Given Gifts, Talents and Temperament?
3. Desires: What Are My Deepest Longings and Core Values?
4. Vision: What Is the Intentional Passion God Has Planted in Me?
5. Mission: What Am I Currently Doing to Pursue My Vision?
Personal Rule of Life StatementsPart Two: Forming Your Personal Rule of Life
6. Time: Spiritual Priorities
7. Trust: Relational Priorities
8. Temple: Physical Priorities
9. Treasure: Financial Priorities
10. Talent: Missional Priorities
Weaving Together Your Personal Rule of LifePart Three: Fulfilling Your Personal Rule of Life
11. Commitment to the Body of Christ
12. Context of a Spiritual Community
Conclusion: An Invitation to the Well-Ordered Way
Resources for Creating a Communal Rule of Life
Suggested Reading on Church History Notables
Four Individuals Crafting Their Personal Rule of Life

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