Daniel Schrock, a spiritual director, teaches at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, and is a pastor at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship in Goshen, Indiana. He is author of The Dark Night: A Gift of God.
A few years ago our local group of clergy met to discuss the level of spiritual maturity in our congregations. What put us onto the topic was research from Willow Creek Community Church that found no correlation between high involvement in the normal activities of congregational life and growth toward spiritual maturity.
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