#1 Is an expected, non optional requirement of all Christ Followers.
#2 Is primarily a process, not an event.
#3 Is God’s work, but requires my participation.
#4 Involves those practices, experiences, and relationships that help me live intimately with Christ and walk as if he were in my place.
#5 Is not compartmentalized pursuit. God is not interested in just my spiritual life; He’s interested in my life—all of it!
#6 Can happen at every moment. It is not restricted to certain times or activities.
#7 Is not individualistic, but takes place in community and finds expressions in serving others.
#8 Is not impeded by a person’s background, temperament, life situation, or season of life. It is available right now to all who desire it.
#9 The means of pursuing spiritual formation will vary from one person to another. Christ followers are handcrafted, not cookie-cut.
#10 Is ultimately gauged by an increased capacity to love God and other people. Superficial or external checklists cannot measure it.