We’re just getting started, but in the very near future, our community will begin blogging regularly about living in the Way of Jesus. A key element of our life together will be developing rhythms of “Up, In, Out, and Down” both individually and communally, and we will write about it here on our blog. We will also post sermons and teachings here. We’re excited! Welcome to our blog!
– The Rev. Kristen Yates
And in case you haven’t yet seen our “Rhythms” page, this is what we mean by Up, In, Out, and Down!
Up movements are opportunities for worshipping God, such as Sunday services but extending to all intentional times of bringing glory and thanksgiving to God.
In movements are opportunities for discipleship and spiritual formation, such as weekly discipleship groups, spiritual direction meetings, pastoral care, healing prayer, and individual times of prayer, study, and engagement with other spiritual disciplines.
Out movements are opportunities for serving the community, inviting others into the Way by sharing the Good News of Jesus, and living out our call and vocations in our places of work and our homes.
Down movements are intentional times of Sabbath rest, relationship-building, and down-time with family, friends, and members of our city and region.
(These terms come from Mike Breen’s rhythms for Missional Communities, although a fellow pastor of mine added the “down”, which I though was much needed.)