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Adult Forum: Living the Compassionate Practice of Christianity

Welcome to Trinity's adult faith formation forums, held between Sunday services. This year we will focus on the "Eight Essential and Continuing Practices" of the Four Path Journey outlined in the chapter eight of Alexander John Shaia's book, Heart and Mind: The Four-Gospel Journey For Radical Transformation (3rd edition). The eight practices identify core actions to help us mature in spirit which we then explore how to apply in our daily lives. This builds upon last year's Adult Forum which focused on the paths of the Four-Gospel Journey.


Forums take place from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room beginning September 18. Everyone is welcome!

What to Expect

Each forum session will include a brief introduction by the session leader followed by small group discussions. The session concludes with the entire group exploring takeaways to use in your day-to-day life.Two to three adult forum sessions will be devoted to each of the Eight Practices:

  1. Speak Truth and Unity
  2. Open and Engage the Truths of Beauty
  3. Find the Quiet Center
  4. Absorb the Deeper Rhythms
  5. Expand Into Risk
  6. Learn to Let Go
  7. Make the Great Leap of Trust
  8. Build the New Jeru-Shalom

Please note that it is not necessary to have read Shaia’s book or to have taken part in the adult forum last year. If interested, the Heart and Mind book is available for purchase online and a limited number of copies of the book can be borrowed from the Trinity library. There is also a six-part introductory video series to Heart and Mind that can be rented on the Quadratos website.

More information about the eight practices can be found in the 2022-23 forum program description. The complete schedule of session topics and speakers will be provided separately. We hope to see you at the forum!


Interested in learning more about Trinity or just want to connect with others? Find out what others do at Trinity through small group interaction. Check out the small group activities at https://www.trinityexcelsior.org/ministries/small-groups


Have questions or want someone to reachout to you?

Contact Sarah Kimmelman, Parish Administrator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.