I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me.
— Jesus Christ (John 17:23)

Gathering people to Experience the Love of God in authentic Spiritual Community

 

Imago Christi is Gathering people to Experience the Love of God

in ways that reflect the Divine Community of the Trinity,

through experiences of trust, truth and commitment

in Community

 

Discovery Events

A Spiritual Formation Discovery event is an interactive group process of discovering the Love of God in your Spiritual Journey, and how to cooperate with God in your Formation. Discovery events provide the common language, practices and experiences needed to build spiritual community in your ministry context.  

Imago Christi Gatherings

The whole Imago Christi Core Community comes together for four days during three Gatherings each year to share our rhythms of Abiding, Gathering and Mission. 

Affiliate Community Gatherings

Local expressions of Imago Christi Affiliate Community share and explore Imago Christi's Gathering rhythms. 

Imago Christi Affiliate Communities are designed, not to replace your church or small group, but to resource your spiritual formation journey, and the development of spiritual formation community and ministry in your context. 


Give it a Try:

The Life of Imago Christi is formed by the rhythms of AbidingGathering and Mission. Our Gathering rhythms flow out of a quality of Spiritual Community that we foster with each other that focuses our Communion with God and our experience of the Love of God. Try the following exercise in a gathering of a group of people, with whom you would like to build Spiritual Community.  

EXERCISE

  • View the following pictures. You can also Download the Presentation.  
  • Give the group a few minutes to look them over, in order to...
  • Choose: Which of these pictures best represents “spirituality” for you? WHY?
  • Share your choices and responses around the group (in small groups of 3-4 if the group is large, esp. the "why" question).  
  • Notice that we have different perceptions of what "spirituality" means for us. 
  • Repeat the Exercise now with the question: Which of these pictures best represents your “spiritual condition” right now? Why? 
  • Share your choices and responses around the group (in small groups of 3-4 if the group is large, esp. the "why" question).  
  • Ask the group: Who chose the same picture for each question, and who chose different pictures? 
  • Ask the group Why that is.  
  • Notice that we don't always experience our ideals of the spiritual life, but some times we do. 

 The encouragement of sharing the joys and struggles of specifically our relationship with Christ is a key focus of Gathering a Spiritual Community.