The Refill aims to provide a spiritual rhythm for the Gordon community through recurring worship and prayer sets during the week. Community is cultivated as each person increasingly comes in alignment with the heartbeat of Christ.
Listed below are a few key pursuits...
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
- Matthew 11:28-20 The Message
We aim to provide space and time for our community to experience the unforced rhythms of grace that Jesus has for us.
Heartbeat of Christ
Our primary focus is ministering to the heart of God. Through worship and prayer, we come in alignment with His heart, fostering intimacy as we receive a clearer picture of our Kingdom objectives.
“They will be my people, and I will be their God. And I will give them one heart and one purpose: to worship me forever, for their own good and for the good of all their descendants. And I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good for them. I will put a desire in their hearts to worship me, and they will never leave me. I will find joy doing good for them and will faithfully and wholeheartedly replant them in this land.” - Jeremiah 32:38-41 NLT
Gordon College should beat like a drum to the heartbeat of Christ.
Harmonize with heaven
“After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and tongue, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb.”
- Revelation 7:9 NLT
Our Gordon community houses so many different cultures and traditions, and as we honor each of them we begin to harmonize with heaven - a beautiful chorus of every nation, tribe, and tongue singing, “holy, holy, holy…”
A.J. Gordon Continued Quote:
“In a word, shall the service be mapped out in advance and manipulated according to the dictates of propriety and fitness as it goes on? One, after many years of experience, can bear emphatic testimony to the value of another way - that of magnifying the office of the Holy Spirit as the conductor of the service, and of so withholding the pressure of human hands in the assembly that the Spirit shall have the utmost freedom to move this one to pray and that one to witness, this one to sing and that one to “say amen at our giving of thanks," according to his own sovereign will. Here we speak not theoretically but experimentally. The fervor and spirituality and sweet naturalness of the latter method has been demonstrated beyond a peradventure, and that too, after an extended trial of both ways, the first in ignorance of a better way, with constant labor and worry and fret, and the last with inexpressible ease and comfort and spiritual refreshment. Honor the Holy Ghost as Master of assemblies; study much the secret of surrender to him; cultivate a quick ear for hearing his inward voice and a ready tongue for speaking his audible witness; be submissive to keep silence when he forbids as well as to speak when he commands, and we shall learn how much better is God's way of conducting the worship of his house than man's way.”
Excerpt from The Ministry of the Spirit by A.J. Gordon