The Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation notes that it is a lifelong journey with Christ, in Christ, and to Christ.
A Life of Faithful Living identifies the signs and thresholds of a faith-filled journey with God. This document is helpful for individuals who may want to wonder, widen, and deepen their understanding of themselves and of God and for congregational leaders to see the scope and sequence of how the stages relate and guide their adaptation of educational and formational resources for local contexts.
THE PATH AHEAD: SPIRITUALITY & PURPOSE IN LATER LIFE
Would you like to help your congregation explore the spirituality of aging? The Path Ahead: Spirituality & Purpose in Later Life is a six-part program that combines guided discussion with contemplative practices to reframe how people of faith live into their later years. Sightlines offers a new view of aging — and new tools for the spiritual toolbox.
Congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington are invited to send two to three members to “train the trainer” workshops, where participants will learn to facilitate the series. Curricula and resources will be provided. At least one person on the teaching team should be grounded in contemplative prayer or practice. Sightlines is designed to be co-facilitated and neighboring congregations are encouraged to collaborate. Sightlines is a joint project of Seabury Resources for Aging and the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.
Check Seabury Resources for Aging for upcoming events and details of training sessions.
THE SCHOOL FOR CHRISTIAN FAITH AND LEADERSHIP
Launched in the fall of 2020, the School for Christian Faith and Leadership seeks to be known as a catalyst for faithful discipleship and adaptive leadership, offering trusted resources and learning journeys that equip individuals for baptismal living and lead faith communities into greater vitality for the 21st century. The School offers diverse learning experiences, curates resources to support and revitalize ministries, gathers and supports communities of learning and practice, and responds to cultural issues that face our communities. Check this page to learn about upcoming learning opportunities.
THE WAY OF LOVE
The Way of Love is an intentional commitment to a set of practices. It’s a commitment to follow Jesus: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. The Episcopal Church, and many others, continue to create resources to support the Way of Love. Check out the Episcopal Church website for videos, small group curriculum, intergenerational events and more by topic and season of the church year.
Also, check out the Diocese of Washington’s website page devoted to the Way of Love, including a podcast for each practice by Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde.