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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’s 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.

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.

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 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 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 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: 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 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 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.

Way of Love Practices

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