A year ago I started the Cultivate book club because, quite frankly, I wanted to go through a book with other women. You were hoping for something more poignant right? Nope, I love reading books that give me soul care and spiritual direction. I love sharing and working through what God is teaching me as I read with others. I want to be able to share those parts that stood out to me, convicted me, inspired me and challenged me. I want to have others encourage me in the process and I’m willing to do the same for others.
So there you have it, the Cultivate Book Club was formed. What started as 40ish women in our first session has grown to 140, and this is just because that is how much space we have available. I wanted to carve out space and time for women to unplug from the in’s and out’s of their day and plug into God. And this is just what we’ve done.
The Cultivate Book Club is a space carved out for women to come together to connect, to worship, to receive soul care, to discuss what they are learning, to pray for one another and to have a safe environment of exceptional kindness to be real with themselves, God and others. Make no mistake about it, this is a Bible study! In everything we read we look to God’s word and what it says for our spiritual direction.
I realize that women have very full lives and not everyone is able to come to Cultivate Book Club in the mornings. This does not mean you can’t be a part of what we’re doing and how we are growing together as the women of Sandals Church. If you are unable to attend on Thursday mornings you can:
- Join a ROGO group of women and go through the book in the evenings or on weekends
- Grab a friend, group of friends, neighbors, coworkers, anyone and go through the book together when you are available
- Read the book on your own and follow along on the blog for recaps, journal questions and next steps for spiritual direction
Bottom line… There is a way for YOU to Cultivate with us!
1 Corinthians 1:10 says, “ I have a serious concern to bring up with you, my friends, using the authority of Jesus, our Master. I’ll put it as urgently as I can: You must get along with each other. You must learn to be considerate of one another, cultivating a life in common.”
Cultivate Book Club is one way we… ‘cultivate a life in common’, by meeting together, praying for one another, worshipping, and studying God’s word for soul care and spiritual direction.
Join us at move.sc/cultivatebookclub