Instructors: Recorded Sessions taught by Dr. Larry Crabb. Class and breakout groups facilitated by Larger Story Spiritual Directors: Anthony Vartuli, Laura Abele and Richard Cook.
Dates: Wednesdays TBD – TBD 2021 at 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET.
Cost: $175 - Space is limited to 18 participants
Course Includes: Study Guides, Transcripts, and Outline for 10 Video Lessons. Plus one complimentary 1-on-1 Spiritual Direction session with your group facilitator.
Do we live merely between our birth and our death? If this is how we live, our top priority will be to arrange our lives on this earth to work as best as possible. Our primary goal tends toward an urge to look out for ourselves. While it is possible for some to arrange for a fairly pleasant life on our fleeting journey here, this way of living, bit by bit, closes off our souls from the way we were truly meant to live. In this 1st way of understanding life, our souls remain smaller, deformed and un-Christ-like. God is often misunderstood as someone who merely exists to cooperate with our own “better life” agenda.
But that is not the only possible way. The 2nd way is to live our lives between the Cross and His coming. The Cross of Christ forever opened the door to life as it was meant to be lived, not only providing forgiveness, but also opening the possibility of a vital relationship with the Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is the Spirit of God who now resides at the center of our souls making it more and more possible for us to relate like the Trinity. We can discover the joy of sacrificing our lives for the sake of others through the way we relate. The second coming provides the hope of living for Someone greater than ourselves. In this 2nd way of understanding life, our God remains big and gets bigger to us over time. Our souls expand, are formed, and become more Christ-like making room for other struggling souls who are looking for guidance and rest. We become weighty, solid, gentle people led by God’s wisdom in our conversations. Here, we can gradually discover our place in God’s larger story.
This online series is designed to guide you from the 1st way of seeing and living into the 2nd. It will feature video recordings of well-known Christian author and teacher Dr Larry Crabb especially filmed for small group use. Three trained spiritual directors will facilitate discussion of the content and your personal application of it to day to day life and relationships. You will discover more of the life of Christ within you - rivers of living water, discover what blocks this life, and learn how to pour it into the lives of others.