The complete guide to conducting a Life in the Spirit Seminar, a proven method for introducing people to new life in the Spirit. Seminars have been offered to millions of Catholics from a variety of backgrounds. The Team Manual includes sections on forming a seminar team, guidelines for talks and personal witness, the conversion process, and community building. It includes detailed outlines for each of the seven sessions, formats for all team meetings and lists of resources. Starting with the Eleventh Edition Part III: Index of Materials by Title (pp. 162-164) was extensively updated.
The Life in the Spirit Seminars were developed by the Word of God Community in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the early 1970s. They have been offered to millions of Catholics from a variety of spiritual backgrounds and countries. Their focus is a vital appreciation of the Scriptural proclamation, “Jesus Christ is Lord.”
The New Life in the Spirit Seminars: Team Manual is a suitable evangelistic tool to introduce people to a fuller experience of life in the Spirit. It explores the intimate relationship between “baptism in the Holy Spirit” and the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. It brings together important insights from Fanning the Flame: What does Baptism in the Holy Spirit Have to Do with Christian Initiation?, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the restoration of the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).
This revision of the classic manual updates the theological underpinnings of the seminar, sets charisms in a parish context and presents Baptism in the Spirit in light of the sacraments. It also shifts from a discussion to a faith-sharing model, from greeters to sponsors and from the four spiritual laws to the Apostles’ Creed. Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 172 pages.