Spiritual Formation as Abiding in Christ
Have you wanted to change to become more peaceful? More kind? More intentional in what you do? Less sarcastic? Less discouraged? Less busy? Change doesn’t happen by forcing ourselves to be different. It’s organic. It happens as we connect with God relationally, even experientially, and let God invite us into a life of interacting with the Trinity. Spiritual disciplines then become not one more thing I have to do, but delightful, engaging ways to connect with God.
NOTE: Feel free to pause after 15 minutes or so and reflect on what stood out to you. What might you need to know? Questions for discussion or reflection as well as exercises are included at the end of each DVD.
“Jan Johnson’s Spiritual Formation as Abiding series is a beautiful example of why Dallas Willard has partnered in ministry with Jan for so many years. She “gets it,” as he used to say, and she loves to share “it” in a way that is engaging and inviting to men and women alike. This is a wonderful resource for individuals and groups interested in exploring deeper discipleship. We are grateful to see Jan’s teaching made so readily available.”
Bill & Becky Heatley
“Jan Johnson is one of the most articulate, wise, and deep spiritual formation teachers today, and this new DVD series will allow countless people to experience the blessing of having her as one’s own (or one’s group’s own) spiritual teacher. No one I know today has lived more deeply into these transforming practices. Watch and engage and practice and you will be transformed.”
James Bryan Smith
“Jan Johnson has real wisdom and long expedience in spiritual formation in the way of Jesus and his kingdom. These qualities of being shine through in Spiritual Formation as Abiding. There are very few people who have her capacity to teach on these vital themes. I learn from her and would gladly have her as my spiritual director if only via this important teaching!”
Dr. Todd Hunter
“I love the theme of Jan Johnson’s DVD series, “Spiritual Formation as Abiding.” She captures the simple and profound reality that spiritual formation is not primarily about character or techniques. It is a relationship with God through Jesus, an abiding relationship of love that deeply changes us. I highly recommend this resource.”
"In Jan Johnson's DVD series on the Spiritual Life, men and women of all ages have an able and experienced guide towards transformation through "abiding in Christ." No matter where you are on the spectrum of maturity or Biblical knowledge, Jan makes concepts and practices accessible and hopeful. I heartily recommend this series for your growth in Christ."
Dr. Keith J. Matthews
“With biblical knowledge, practical insights, and gentle humor, Jan leads us through a journey of spiritual transformation. Whether used for individual study or small group discussion, this is an engaging and helpful resource for people longing to abide with Jesus more fully every day.”
Carolyn Taketa, Executive Director of Small Groups
“Jan Johnson’s DVD series Spiritual Formation as Abiding in Christ is a gentle and careful reminder for followers of Christ to re-encounter the words of Jesus…Abide in Me. (John 15:4) This series will help an individual, small group or class in practical and profound reminders about the spiritual sojourn to which we each have been invited. Refreshingly not a how to or steps to follow approach, but rich with wisdom and encouragement, Jan offers practices and a path that anyone, no matter where they are in their spiritual walk, can follow. As a pastor, this resource will be a great tool for leadership and for all in the church to welcome the abiding love of God.”
Care Crawford, Pastor of Congregational Life & Caring Ministries