Intentionality for Christ

Intentionality, besides being a philosophical concept, is defined as a disposition of the will; as a noun, it is the state of being volitional in nature. The Latin etymology indicates the relevant idea of directedness or tension arising from aiming towards a particular target.

In this Spiritual Formation class, the ultimate question we must ask ourselves is this: "What does it mean to steward and aim all my resources, gifts, and efforts with gospel intentionality at midlife ’til old age?"

This class also addresses common challenges to gospel transformation in this season of life, as well as spiritual warfare; the hindrances that the world, the flesh, and the devil use in order to ensure this season of life is wasted.


Additional questions this class encourages each person to think through include:

  • Where am I going? What is my destination?
  • Why am I going there? Who is ruling my behavior and decision?
  • Who am I going with? Am I leading or influencing them with the gospel?
  • How am I going to get there? Am I willing to die for anything?
  • To whom will I leave my legacy? What will my life message to them be?

In order to clarify our aim and sense a convergence of all God’s graces coming together with intentionality, we must first come to grips with the common hindrances that we use to justify ourselves, hide our glory, and deaden our longings. Only then will we recover our sense of need for the gospel to transform our hearts.