clearing (noun): an open space in a forest, especially one used for cultivation
Our world is busy and noisy. The Clearing is a contemplative worship experience designed to create time and space to hear from God. During our time together we make space to meet with God by:
- Spending time in silent prayer. Many of us spend the majority of our time with God talking. In this space we focus on listening and spending time in God’s presence. (Psalm 131:2)
- Focusing on a Scripture passage as we read it slowly and repetitively and asking the Spirit to speak to us. What word or phrase might the Spirit be highlighting for me today? What would he like to say to me through this word or phrase? What is my response to him? (Psalm 1:1&2)
- Reflecting on the state of our souls by asking: When do I feel close to God? In what areas of my life am I feeling far from God? In what ways do I feel comforted by the Spirit? (Psalm 139:23&24)
The Clearing is an opportunity to obey God’s kind instruction to “Be Still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) As we grow still we hear from God more clearly and give him access to deeper parts of who we are.
You are invited to join us on the second Saturday of each month from 9 AM to 10 AM in the Vineyard Café – Room c6. Childcare is available by reservation.
If you would like to receive more information about The Clearing, please contact Michelle Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 706.863.9766.