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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 correspond 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.

Children’s Camp Program
A summer camp leadership guide from Barbara C. Harris Camp, detailing how camp leaders can spend the summer discovering ancient rhythms of life which have oriented and sustained Christians for centuries. Participants have the chance to experiment with incorporating these rhythms of turning, learning, praying, worshiping, blessing, going out, and resting into the other rhythms of their lives together.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Very Best Day: the Way of Love for Children
The Very Best Day: The Way of Love for Children introduces the practices for a Jesus-centered life for children ages 3–10 and their families. Through accessible language and age-appropriate themes, it specifically addresses children and the importance of rhythm and practice in their lives as Christians, accompanied by Roger Hutchison’s familiar and vibrant artwork. Through a cadence of words and colorful images, children will see how to Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest in daily life as a follower of Jesus. Acquiring such wisdom at an early age will benefit children (and the adults who love them) to learn these practices for a lifetime.

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 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 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: 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.

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 Candy Prayer
From the Rev. Furman Buchanan and Jan Rhodes of St. Peter’s, Greenville, S.C.: This resource was developed to be part of a special gift bag of resources and goodies they are hand-delivering to all of their families with school-aged children.

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 Practices

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