In a formal educational model the opportunity for learning is enhanced through the experience of laboratory work. In personal spiritual formation, where the outcome is to be changed and transformed into Christlikeness, the process is similar.
Laboratory work, where a student is allowed to experiment and practice under the guidance of an instructor, enhances the process of formation. After taking a lecture or reading a book on spiritual formation our imaginations soar with view of what our lives could be like. Failure to see the reality achieved in our lives is due to lack of practice in listening and obeying in our personal environments. Practicing in a controlled environment of the laboratory helps in the transference of the lessons in our personal lives.
Rhythm of Grace offers periodic laboratory ... or LAB ... opportunities specifically to practice various ways and means of listening for the voice of God. These opportunities utilize a variety of classic models of listening under the supervision of an instructor as well as time to gather with other participants in sharing and supporting one-another in the experience. Check out our calendar to see when the next LAB experience is being hosted.