“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

 

The whole Imago Christi Core Community gathers three times a year to share our rhythms of Abiding, Gathering and Mission: 

  • Supporting Abiding Communion with God in worship and spiritual exercises, 
  • Building authentic Spiritual Community through community sharing and prayer, and
  • Developing the Resources and Relationships needed to transform the Church, its Ministry and Mission in the Love of God.  

Please join us as a Guest:

  1. Chose a Gathering in the list of Events below, and Register as a Guest. 
  2. Download the Guide to Gatherings to orient yourself to the shape and character of an Imago Christi Gathering. 
  3. or Explore other Options to participate in our Gathering Rhythms on our Gathering Overview Page.  

Imago Christi Gatherings:


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?

Reflect

  • 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 differentpictures? 
  • 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. 

Utilize the "Give it a Try" exercises

at the bottom each of the Abiding, Gathering and Mission pages

for an experiential taste of these Rhythms of Transformation. 

(Navigate between the Rhythms pages, using the secondary navigation bar at the very bottom of each page.)