Four Things We Must NOT Take As Primary Objectives in teaching for Christian (Trans)Formation:
External conformity, profession of perfectly correct doctrine, encouraging faithfulness to the activities of a church or other outwardly religious routines and various “spiritualities”, the seeking out of special states of mind or ecstatic experiences:“Special experience, faithfulness to the church, correct doctrine, and external conformity to the teachings of Jesus all come along as appropriate, more or less automatically, when the inner self is transformed. But they do not produce such a transformation.
Two Primary Objectives of the Course of Training:
...to bring apprentices to the point where they dearly love and constantly delight in that “heavenly Father” made real to earth in Jesus and are quite certain that there is no “catch,” no limit, to the goodness of his intentions or to his power to carry them out…to remove our automatic responses against the kingdom of God, to free the apprentices of domination, of “enslavement” (John 8:34; Rom. 6:6), to their old habitual patterns of thought, feeling, and action.
Dallas Williard. THE DIVINE CONSPIRACY: REDISCOVERING OUR HIDDEN LIFE IN GOD.
Arranged and quoted by Jim Wilhoit & Dan Haase in TEACHING FOR CHRISTIAN (TRANS)FORMATION.