Contemplative and Embodied Worship to Mediate Faith Stage Transition in YWAM

  • Tonya Stanfield

Abstract

This article summarizes a master’s capstone project exploring facilitation of upward faith stage transition and healthier spiritual formation of young adults in Youth With A Mission's Discipleship Training School in two contexts in Africa and Asia. Emphasis is placed on the critical exploration of belief systems, self-reflection, and the practice of embodied and contemplative spiritual rhythms emphasizing awareness, presence, silence, rest, and beholding (sanctified imagination). The project was implemented through the creation, facilitation, and evaluation of a curriculum called Life as a Worship Experience, involving classroom as well as small group and one-on-one formats in five and six week timeframes. Project evaluation includes recommendations for institutions like YWAM in facilitating upward faith transition.

Published
Dec 20, 2017
How to Cite
STANFIELD, Tonya. Contemplative and Embodied Worship to Mediate Faith Stage Transition in YWAM. Glocal Conversations, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 51-67, dec. 2017. ISSN 2296-7176. Available at: <https://gc.uofn.edu/index.php/gc/article/view/80>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019.