Fuse Toolkit: Spiritual Practices
Series at a Glance
Spiritual practices are a gift of grace and a path of discipline. Richard J. Foster describes them as, “the means by which we place ourselves where [God] can bless us. They are a grace because they are free; they are a discipline because there is something for us to do.”
We are taking the summer and designating it to God, teaching our students the delight of spiritual practices, knowing that “discipline without delight is drudgery.”
For seven weeks, we will teach our students how to engage with spiritual disciplines by focusing on two questions.
1. Why are we practicing?
The goal is godliness, to grow closer to Jesus and become more like Him.
2. What are we practicing?
We are practicing the things of God in order to learn the ways of God.
“Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” - 1 Timothy 4:7-8 (ESV)
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” - Philippians 4:8-9 (NIV)
- Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes permanent.
- Spiritual practices are training in the ways of Jesus in order to get close to Jesus and become like Jesus.
Talk About This With Friends, in Your Fuse Group, and at Home
Fuse Group Leader Discussion
Leaders, use this link to get the conversation going in your Fuse Group. We’ll update this link each week with questions, conversation starters, and resources to help you prepare. Save this link, and we promise to do all we can to make it valuable for you.
Fuse Reading Plan
Join us on the Bible App for this eight-day reading plan on spiritual practices. Invite your Fuse Group to read along with you in the app!
Practice with us! Take the challenge. Text PRACTICE to 30303 to sign up. Every day, you‘ll get a challenge or a resource to help you train in godliness. Get your Fuse Group to do it together!
Resources for These Challenging Times
Things to Listen to:
Things to Read:
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Tips and Reminders for Fuse Volunteers
- Having trouble getting your group together during quarantine? Throw a social distancing party! Create an Evite and add the Zoom link. Get creative and make it a theme party each week.
- Snail mail is not old news. Send a letter to a student or another volunteer to encourage them. If you need an address, reach out to your local Fuse staff.
- Don’t forget to wash your hands!
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Fuse Worship curated this playlist so you’ll be able to worship wherever you are. But if you just want to put that one track on repeat and get in your feels, you won’t get any judgment here.
Spread the Word
Use these pics to invite students and friends to step into learning about different spiritual practices.