I have just begun a class for Young Marrieds at church on Spiritual Formation. We have a focus statement that is a bit broad but hopefully fits a pretty good cross-section of what spiritual formation entails. “We are spiritual beings on a spiritual journey with a spiritual purpose and a spiritual destination.” This is a 13 week series over who we are (spiritual beings), how we progress spiritually (spiritual journey), what God intends for us (spiritual purpose), and are reaching toward a spiritual goal (spiritual destination).
I am sure it will be hard to cover this in 13 weeks but we always need to remember that as ministers we are not always here to fill others up. We are here to whet their appetite and make them hungry. If you can help someone stay hungry, they will eat a feast on their own that you could not force feed them in a thousand lifetimes.