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    Way of Love

    Resources for building faith and study groups

    Building Faith

    Building Faith is published by Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary. Our mission is to equip and inspire churches and individuals for the ministry of Christian education and faith formation.

    Daily Prayer

    This site offers the daily selections from Forward Day by Day, a liturgical calendar, and more resources to strengthen your faith and heart.

    Dwelling in the Word

    This simple scripture reading practice helps readers to discern God's call and to grow in relationship to God through the word.

    Education for Ministry

    Every baptized person is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides people with the education to carry out that ministry.

    Experiencing Jesus Podcast

    Join Bishop Mariann, Bishop of Washington, on an 8-week journey of experiencing Jesus through a rule of life known as The Way of Love. Bishop Mariann will share with you an 8 part sermon series on how experiencing Jesus through intentional spiritual practices will transform you and those around you.

    Forward Day by Day Podcast

    Forward Movement's Daily Devotional, Forward Day by Day is now available in audio! Listen to hear Scripture, pray, and start your day well.

    Good Book Club

    This Forward Movement initiative welcomes organizations of all kinds to gather and equip Episcopalians to read a particular book of the Bible throughout a season. 

    Grow Christians

    Grow Christians is a ministry of Forward Movement. Together, we aim to create an online community of discipleship focused on the practical details of life at home. Gathering reflections, stories, images and recipes from diverse Episcopalians, this group blog inspires generations to come together as they celebrate the presence of God through the Christian year.

    Instructions for Developing a Personal Rule of Life

    The C.S. Lewis Institute offers many discipleship resources, including this process for developing your own personal Rule of Life. These instructions quote, paraphrase, and adapt Marjorie Thompson, Soul Feast, chap. 9, and Adele Ahlberg Calhoun, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, pp. 35-39.

    Journeying the Way of Love Advent Curriculum

    For the season of Advent, Journeying the Way of Love offers four sessions to be explored as we await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. Luke’s gospel provides a pattern for understanding how we can live the Way of Love as individuals, as families and friends, as a community, and out in the world.

    Living Well: Reading the Bible

    This downloadable chapter of “Living Well: Christian Practices for Everyday Life” presents one of the essential practices for a Christian way of life: Reading the Bible. Written for adults, parents, and families to use in learning about and living Christian practices, this chapter presents an overview of what the Bible is and a variety of practical suggestions reading scripture as an integral part of everyday life.

    Sermons That Work

    Sermons That Work, a ministry of The Episcopal Church's Office of Communication, offers a free weekly sermon, Bible study, and bulletin insert for congregations and individuals.

    St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Basking Ridge: Way of Love Course

    In this series of videos produced by St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Basking Ridge, Diocese of New Jersey, Fr. Rick Morley gives a reflection on each of the seven practices of the Way of Love. These videos are perfect for individual or small group listening.

    The Biblical Wild

    The Biblical Wild is an interactive bible study for individuals, small groups, neighborhoods, and congregations where we will journey into the wilds of Holy Scripture through daily readings of the Old Testament and Psalms and weekly video reflections presented by the Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley, who served as the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan.

    The Church Awakens: African Americans and the Struggle for Justice

    This website is a compilation fo resources and stories of the history of The Episcopal Church and its action (or inaction) on issues of justice for African Americans. An important historical overview of those who have come before us as their experiences still hold deep truths.

    The Rule of the Society of St. John the Evangelist

    Chapters 2, 4, 5 reckon honestly and faithfully with life in community. Chapters 31 and 32 focus on the spirituality of mission and service. Chapters 42, 43, 34 focus on friendship and hospitality.
     Note that chapters 16-18 and 28 are especially useful for enriching worship life.
    Note that chapters 19, 20 and 41 are especially rich for contemplating scripture, preaching and maturing the mind in Christ.
    Note that chapters 21-25 are especially rich for those exploring the life of prayer.

    The Way of Love for Families

    As a family, you may already follow a spiritual discipline of praying at meals or before bedtime, regularly reading from the Bible together, or engaging in acts of kindness toward others. If so, build upon what we offer here; if not, we offer a way to begin.

    The Way of Love for Families

    As a family, you may already follow a spiritual discipline of praying at meals or before bedtime, regularly reading from the Bible together, or engaging in acts of kindness toward others. If so, build upon what we offer here; if not, we offer a way to begin.

    The Way of Love Small Group Facilitation Guide and Curriculum

    This nine-session program is for small group settings to explore The Way of Love and experience each of the seven practices: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest. Sessions may occur once a week, every other week or once a month.

    The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry

    Join Bishop Michael Curry of The Episcopal Church as he guides us along the Way of Love. This season, hosts Kyle Oliver and Sandy Milien talk with Bishop Curry and others committed to growing in love by turning, learning, praying, worshipping, blessing, going, and resting. Subscribe now and listen wherever you get your podcasts.

    Walking the Way of Love: A Journey through the Baptismal Covenant

    As Episcopalians, we have committed to the five promises of the Baptismal Covenant and many have embraced The Way of Love. But what does that look like applied in real life? Prepared by our friends at Cristosal, this study reviews the promises of the Baptismal Covenant, the steps of the Way of Love, and offers tools from human rights work to answer this question. Together, participants will discuss, share, and learn from one another. By applying these principles as volunteers, professionals, and faith communities, we can live out our call as disciples of Christ.

    Walking Together in the Way of Love

    This podcast, produced by the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, features interviews about the seven practices of the Way of Love by Bishop Audrey Scanlan. Listen for fascinating stories and insights from the bishop and people of this dynamic diocese.

    Way of Discipleship Workshops

    A Way of Love Small Group Curriculum from St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, Diocese of Texas.

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    At-Home Prayer & Worship
    Resources

    The Book of Common Prayer Online - an online version of the 1979 Prayerbook, formatted as the original, and available in RTF, PDF and MS Word word processing formats.

     

    Forward Day by Day - A significant resource for daily prayer and Bible study

     

    Daily Office Online - Online resource for praying the Episcopal Daily Office.

     

    The Daily Office from the Mission of St. Clair - an online resource for praying the Daily Office throughout the day in English, and below in Spanish.

     

    Oraciòn Matutina Diaria y Oraciòn Vespertina Diaria

     

    Bible Gateway - This site contains multiple versions of the Bible in multiple languages. The site is especially useful as a source of the Spanish "Dios Habla Hoy" text.

     

    Lectionary Page - A Liturgical Calendar for upcoming weeks with links to the lessons for Sundays and major Holy Days from the revised common lectionary as adapted for use in Episcopal worship.


    La Iglesia Episcopal - Leccionario Dominical

    Episcopal Cafe - A ministry of the Diocese of Washington (DC) that has the goal of drawing Episcopalians more deeply into their faith, and in persuading those without a spiritual home to explore our Church.