What is a Rule of Life?
Simply put, a Rule of Life is a commitment to live your life in a particular way.
The Latin word for rule was also used for a trellis as it is used in a vineyard or garden to lift a vine off the ground and give it the proper structure for growth. In a similar way, we need a rule as a kind of support structure to organize our lives around our desire to follow Jesus.
Your personal rule is meant to be crafted with prayer and discernment as you consider the way God made you and the values he has inscribed on your heart. Once written, it serves as a tool that can help you make decisions for your life and determine how best to order your days.
The goal of a good rule is to help you be more intentional about organizing your life around the priorities of Jesus and learn to embrace the pace and practices He modelled for us in His own life. This isn’t meant to be one more thing to add to your to do list, but rather a structure that will facilitate a healthy and vibrant life with Jesus.
“Creating a rule is the discipline of aligning our time with our values
in order to support the kind of life we deeply desire.”
This workshop is designed to walk with you through the process of crafting your own rule of life that reflects our community values of presence, formation and mission. There will be a teaching component, some interactive pieces and plenty of quiet time for you to work on your own.
Registration for the workshop is currently closed. New dates to attend will be added in the future. In the meantime, there are two options available if you are interested in crafting a Rule of Life. If you have a group of 4 or more people who would like to do a workshop you can reach out to schedule one. Or you can set up individual appointments to work through the material with a Spiritual Director in person or via zoom.
Already using a Rule of Life?
If you already have been living with a rule of life, it’s important to revisit your rule seasonally to evaluate if it is still working well for you. While the workshop is designed to provide the teaching and space for processing to create a rule from scratch, we’ve also created a brief Rule of Life assessment that will help you evaluate and tweak your current rule for the next season.
If you have questions about our workshop or creating your own Rule of Life please email us.