The Way of Love

The Way of Love is a way of life.

More than a program or curriculum, it is an intentional commitment to a set of practices.
It’s a commitment to follow Jesus: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest

What is the Way of Love?

Presiding Bishop Curry of The Episcopal Church has invited every Episcopalian to take up The Way of Love, seven practices for a Jesus-Centered Life.

  • Learn: Reflect daily on scripture, especially on Jesus’ life and teachings.
  • Pray: Dwell intentionally with God each day.
  • Worship: Gather in community weekly to thank, praise and dwell with God.
  • Bless: Share faith and unselfishly give and serve.
  • Go: Cross boundaries, listen deeply, and live like Jesus.
  • Rest: Receive the gift of God’s grace, peace, and restoration.
  • Turn: Pause, listen and choose to follow Jesus.

Visit the official Way of Love page from The Episcopal Church to explore resources within each of the seven practices.

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Way of Love Workshops in CNY

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In February and March of 2019, Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York will lead three free workshops on the Way of Love. Join us to learn how you can use the Way of Love in your own spiritual life, and get ideas for sharing the Way of Love in your congregation and community.

Print Materials

Easter 2019

Special materials from The Episcopal Church with the theme “Easter: It’s All About Love:”

Year-Round

Easy-to-print handout/bulletin insert from Heidi A. J. Carter via Forma.

Print your own letter-size Way of Love poster.

Print your own brochures from The Episcopal Church.

Print your own wallet cards from The Episcopal Church.

Order print materials from Forward Movement:

Books

Church Publishing has a great selection of books and resources for each of the seven practices of the Way of Love, including the seven-part Little Books of Guidance series and Living the Way of Love, a 40-day devotional ideal for Lent.

 

Small Group Prayer & Study

Way of Love Propers: Eight propers with prayers, songs and discussion questions for use with small groups, adult forms, Evening Prayer and more—from Forma.

Reflection & Discernment handout for small groups or individuals exploring the Way of Love.

Covenant and Commitment ritual for the Way of Love.

Following the Way of Love: 9-session Small Group Guide for small discipleship groups, vestries, and ministry leadership groups.

Journeying the Way of Love: 4-week Advent Curriculum ideal for your Advent adult forums.

Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent and Easter is a curriculum based on the scriptures read at the Easter Vigil and is available as a seven-week Adult forum series or in a Quiet Day format.

Young Adults

The Way of Love semester is a 16-week program designed for small groups of college students. Adapted from The Episcopal Church’s Small Group Facilitation Guide & Curriculum (see above) by Samantha Haycock, the Way of Love semester comes packaged with a curriculum, templates for weekly emails, social media graphics and prompts, and more.

Children, Youth and Families

The Way of Love for Families is a free download from Church Publishing.

Forma offers a curated collection of Way of Love Christian formation resources.

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