The Inspire vision for mission-shaped discipleship is centred on developing an everyday ‘way of life’ with four ingredients:
We are intentional about pursuing ‘holiness’ of heart and life, as everyday growth in God’s love. We learn about how to long for more of God: to hunger for all that God has done for us through Jesus, and to thirst for all he does in us through the Spirit. And we learn how to be filled, transformed and overflowing with love of God and neighbour.
We are intentional about taking up the spiritual disciplines as means of grace through which we grow in God’s love. We learn about how to stay connected with God through the personal practices of prayer, scripture, cmmunion, fasting or abstinence. And we learn how to connect others with God through the missional practices of serving others in body and soul.
We are intentional about helping one another become fully devoted followers of Jesus in our daily lives. We learn how very small groups help us abide more deeply in God’s love. And we learn how mutual accountability and group spiritual direction can help us respond more faithfully to the leading of the Spirit.
We are intentional about finding God at work in our everyday relationships, and to share his love in word and deed. We learn how to practise the presence of God in the ‘here and now’ of ordinary life. And we learn how recognise, listen and surrender to the impulses of the Spirit, as they invite us to share in God’s kingdom work, moment by moment, one act of mercy at a time.