New Year Examen

In Covenant's last sermon of 2018, Jon Wasson offered the following "examen" for congregants to use in order to prepare for 2019. 

Examen for the New Year

(adapted from Wil Hernandez)

  1. Look backLook over the events of the past year. Reflect on these questions:
    • Where have I been?
    • What significant changes have come my way?
    • When have I been most stressed, exhausted, or discouraged?
    • When have I felt loved and given love away?
  2. Look throughIdentify any patterns, connections, or themes that have characterized the past year.
    • If you can, summarize the past year in a sentence or two.
    • What unhealthy patterns or habits do you notice? (i.e. patterns of stress, anger, or anxiety that lead you away from love).
  3. Look forwardWhere do you sense God leading you forward?
    • What do you sense your soul needs in this season of your life?
    • What are some invitations that God might have for you?
    • What are your hopes and dreams for this coming year?
    • What habits do you need to create or maintain in the next 6 months?
  4. Look aroundWhat community support do you need in this season of your life?
    • Who is going to help pull this year off?
    • To whom do you need to be reconciled?
    • Who are the people you need to invite to walk alongside you?


Posted by Stephanie Schultz at 5:53 PM
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