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For Adults

A Way of Love Companion to An Outline of the Faith
A guide that explores the Way of Love in conversation with the catechism in the Book of Common Prayer. Users explore how each of the seven practices corresponds to topics like “Human Nature”, “The Christian Hope”, and “Sin and Redemption”. Created by the Rev. Drew Courtright of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Concord, N.H.

Baptism Ceremony – Church on the Square
Father Jim Hamilton describes the importance of baptism in the context of a congregation: as a way of reaching back and forward in time and space with the communion of saints, as a way of celebrating the gift of a child to the Gregory family and their community, and above all, as a commitment to the way of Jesus.

Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer
In accessible, pastoral terms Williams discusses the meaning and practice of baptism, the Bible, the Eucharist, and prayer, inviting readers to really think through the Christian faith and how to live it out. Questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter help readers to dig deeper and apply Williams’ insights to their own lives.

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.

Following the Way of Jesus
Michael Curry leads off this sixth volume of the Church’s Teaching for a Changing World with a clarion call for Episcopalians to join the Jesus Movement. Visionary words include: Rob Wright on adaptive leadership; Broderick Greer on racial justice; Anthony Guillen on multicultural ministries; Megan Castellan on evangelism; Nora Gallagher on loving the earth; and Kellan Day on ministry with young people. Christians have been following Jesus together for some 2000 years­­––these leaders help to illuminate how we follow him in our time. Includes chapter study questions.

Inside Evangelism Matters Podcast Jordan/Sandra Montes
Lorenzo Lebrija discusses the Evangelism Matters conference, and interviews two participants: Jordan Trendleman, a Catalyst from Indiana, and Dr. Sandra Montes. 

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 the Way of Love: A 40 Day Devotional
Living the Way of Love offers forty brief reflections about the seven Jesus-centered practices of the Way of Love. Sullivan tells stories from her own and others’ experiences as a starting point for discussion about how to seek and find a deeper connection to God.

Living Well: Discernment
This downloadable chapter of “Living Well: Christian Practices for Everyday Life” presents one of the essential practices for a Christian way of life: Discernment. Written for adults, parents, and families to use in learning about and living Christian practices, this chapter presents the Biblical foundation of how we discover our gifts, listen to the community, and follow God’s call to live out our individual ministries.

Note to Self: Creating Your Guide to a More Spiritual Life
Creating your own rule of life is grace that only you can offer to yourself, helping remind you to live the life you desire, and the life God wishes for you. Join author and Episcopal priest Charles LaFond as he guides you through the wisdom, creation, and application of your own Rule of Life.

Pew Card
This pew card, designed and produced by the Diocese of Texas, provides a helpful, editable PDF template with a basic introduction to the Way of Love. Built specifically for the Easter season, it can be changed to reflect other major seasons of the Church year.

Pilgrim: Turning to Christ
What do Christians believe? This is the question explored as well as the questions that are asked at Holy Baptism. Who was Jesus? Why did people want to spend time with him so long ago and why do we promise to turn to Christ and follow him today? For group or independent study.

RenewalWorks: What We Are Learning
RenewalWorks, a ministry of Forward Movement, writes urgently of specific, quantifiable actions that can be taken now, catalysts which can build cultures of discipleship and help The Episcopal Church grow spiritually.

Sample Way of Love Newsletter
This email sample from Fr. Joe Hudson can be used to introduce the practices to the congregation during a time of physical distancing.

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 Disciple’s Way
Drafted by Canon Gilbert P. Symons for the original Forward Movement commission, established at General Convention in 1934, it explores the seven steps of the Disciple’s Way: Turn, Follow, Learn, Pray, Share, Serve, and Worship. Clear and concise, The Disciple’s Way reminds us of our greater task, and provides a guide for accomplishing it.

The Joy in Confession: Reclaiming Sacramental Confession
Hillary Raining helps reluctant Christians to understand the practical and joyful experience of confession, repentance, and returning to God.

The Way of Love for the Easter Season 2020
This calendar for the Easter season, created by Sue Van Oss of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Duluth, Minnesota, offers a practice for each of the Great 50 Days.

The Way of Love in Conversation with the Catechism
This resource, created by the Rev. Drew Courtright of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Concord, Episcopal Church in New Hampshire, explores the relationship between the Way of Love and the catechism found in the Book of Common Prayer. It is built around eight sessions of around an hour each – one session for each practice as well as an overview. This resource is especially pertinent in preparing for confirmation, reception, or reaffirmation.

The Way of Love Poster Pack
This set of downloadable posters from the inimitable Jay Sidebotham feature images in full color as well as black and white (suitable for coloring). Text is in both Spanish and English. All images are scalable for use as anything from postcards to posters.

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.

The Way of Love: An Intergenerational Gathering
As a means to introduce The Way of Love to children and families (including grandparents), the following download offers a 90-minute session to engage all ages in learning about the seven practices that Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has called the Episcopal Church to follow in our daily life.

The Way of Love: Turn
Like the disciples, we are called by Jesus to follow the Way of Love. With God’s help, we can turn from the powers of sin, hatred, fear, injustice, and oppression toward the way of truth, love, hope, justice, and freedom. In turning, we reorient our lives to Jesus Christ, falling in love again, again, and again.

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.

Way of Love Bingo Cards
From the Rev. Furman Buchanan of St. Peter’s, Greenville, S.C.: “Although this resource could be used by anyone on their own, it might work best as part of a parish or other community activity. At my parish, we plan to invite people to participate in building some Holy Habits in this time of separation in accord with the Way of Love–turning from old norms, praying, worshipping, learning, serving, being generous, and resting.

We are asking people who achieve a full line (BINGO) to take a picture of their card and send in their name to be entered into a drawing. Each week we will select 3 or 4 winners of a small gift certificate at a local business as a way of supporting small local businesses in the process!”

Way of Love Introduction Booklet
The Way of Love Introductory resource resized for a 5.5″ x 8.5″ booklet, made by the Rev. Lise Hildebrandt.

Way of Love Journal – Convention Booklet
This convention booklet from the Diocese of Michigan includes worksheets and personal reflection spaces based around the practices of the Way of Love.

Way of Love Video Personal Spirituality Videos
A series of personal spirituality videos based around reflections on the Way of Love. Produced by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz, these short videos are updated daily and are perfect for use on the go or at home.

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