A look back at Form 2016/17

Form, what a year it’s been. This year has been full of ups and downs, filled with a lot of laughter and a lot of tears. This year has been an opportunity to build relationships that will last a life time. As I look back on the past three months it is shocking to recall all that has happened. From the emotional huddles, to the profound teachings, to the spontaneous times of worship, Form has been a time full of learning and being stretched spiritually.

Final weekend away

As I look back to our very first Form social night at the Cutting’s house in September, it is hard to grasp how far we have come as a group. We have gone from being 14 individuals who knew nothing about each other to being family. I am confident that this family is one that will stick together for the rest of our lives. Although we will not all be living close to each other, I know that I can always rely on this family for support and for prayer. In twenty years, I know that the brothers and sisters that I met this year will still be there to encourage one another to persevere, and run the race of life well.

Perhaps the most exciting thing about his past year, is the potential impact for the kingdom that is coming in the near future. Form has prepared us as a group to “go out and make disciples of all nations.” In this Form year we are releasing leaders, teachers, pastors, potential missionaries, and professionals in all kinds of fields. In the words of the great John White “we have the potential to make an impact on Earth, for Heaven’s sake.” Josh always reminds us that “Form is not about this past year, but about the next fifty.” Daddy God has ingrained a desire to see the kingdom come to Earth in this group of disciples. It will be a great pleasure to see where we go in life and the impact that we make for the kingdom.

It has truly been a pleasure to be a part of the Form family this year. This year will be a year to remember for the rest of my life! A year of learning, growing, laughing, crying, and being stretched farther than we all would have considered comfortable. But at the end of the day we all came out of this looking more like Jesus than we did in September.

Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

 

Written by Adam Smith

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