As a faith-based program, it seems important to identify what will lead the programs’ spiritual components.
- The program will be liturgical in that it will have a well defined set of services and it will require participation from those involved.
- The Book of Common Prayer will be used for morning and evening prayer during formation days and retreats.
- A number of books will be read during the course of the program year. To begin:
- A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne
- Love Does by Bob Goff
- The Third Law by Tamra Ryan
- Soul Feast by Marjorie Thompson
- Spiritual Practices will be discussed and used during formation times and retreats, such as:
- Lectio Divina
- Centering Prayer
- Labyrinth Walks (Furman University, Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Simpsonville, SC)
- Spiritual Companioning
- Sits of Silence
- Above all, the program will affirm the Nicene Creed as written in 381 and the Lord’s Prayer as written by English Language Liturgical Consultation in 1988.
- hallowed be your name,
- your kingdom come,
- your will be done,
- on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins
- as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
- and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
- now and for ever. Amen.