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Living on Purpose – Sample Exercises from Living on Purpose Workshop

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  • Author: Cheryl Mathison is the Teaching Pastor at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church.
  • Updated: 05/24/2006
  • Copyright: St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, 17205 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN  55447 - 763-475-7128

This gives samples of the exercises participants are invited to follow as they develop their whole life faith mission statement.

Living on Purpose -- Sample Exercises from Living on Purpose Workshop

The page numbers below refer to pages in Living on Purpose

Step One:  Audit Your Current Reality

Step One offers a variety of ways to explore your current reality of your choices for life.

  Exercise A:  Hurry Sickness Audit Time Pages 23, 24.

  Exercise B:  High Status And Extreme Cool Audit Time Page 37.

  Exercise C:   Finding the Disconnect Pages 44, 45.

Step  Two:  Listening to God's Voice Pages 78 to 85. ]


  • This exercise cannot be completed easily in a short period of time.  It is great for use in your small group, for a Sunday morning activity or as a family devotion project.


  • Each of these areas is a separate way to explore your life using the practice of Active Listening with God as the partner to whom you are listening.  The intent is that each area is prayerfully  considered.


  • Specific instructions for each of these explorations may be found in Living on Purpose /i>

     1. Retreat from the distractions of Boom City.  Pages 78, 79.

     2. Listening for the Call of God in Stillness Pages 79, 80.

     3. Listening for God's Call in Your Past Page 80.

     4. Listening for God's Call Through Scripture Page 81.

     5. Listening to God's Call Through Prayer Page 81.

     6. Listening to God Through the Need of Others Pages 81-82.

     7. Listening to Your Gifts and Talents Pages 82-83.

     8. Listening to God's Call on Your Life Through the Broken Places. Pages 83-84.

     9. Listening to God's Call On Your Life Through Your Dreams. Page 84.

    10. Listening to God's call On Your Life Through Your Imagination Pages 84-85.

    11. Listening to God's Through Picturing New Possibilities Page 85.

Go to Living On Purpose - Index for many more links to resources.

The Workshop Workbook
To obtain a copy of the workbook or to inquire further about the program, email Pastor Mathison

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