The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving and death; then we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, faith communities are invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life.
New Way of Love resources for Lent and Easter include three components; additional resources from partnering organizations and churches are also featured:
Adult Forum: This set of seven Adult Forums, suitable to diverse settings, ties the Easter
Vigil readings to the seven practices of the Way of Love. Drawing on the ancient practice
of setting aside Lent as a period of study and preparation for living as a Christian disciple
(known as the catechumenate), the forums draw participants to reflect on salvation history,
walk toward the empty tomb, and embrace the transforming reality of love, life, and
liberation. As we stand with the three women at the empty tomb, we hear his call to go and
live that transformed reality. Curriculum will be available in Spanish before the end of this
month. (Format: Digital download, available here.)
Quiet Day: The Quiet Day curriculum condenses the forums into a single-day journey.
Offered as an option for churches and dioceses seeking an alternative to the weekly class.
(Format: Digital download, available here.)
Test Kitchen: “Living the Way of Love, Transformed.” After the forty days of Lent, this
Facebook-based platform will invite participants into a fifty-day Eastertide “Test Kitchen.”
People everywhere will actively “GO” with Jesus from the tomb to bless the world – and
then share and inspire each other with accounts of how they are living the Way of Love.
Consider joining this closed Facebook group now to receive regular messages of support
as you live the way of love through Lent. (Format: Multiple platforms, including
Facebook group with daily prompts, available here.)
Resources shared by partnering organizations and churches:
Way of Love resources from Church Publishing, Inc. (CPI) include Living the Way of
Love, a 40-day devotional by Mary Bea Sullivan, along their recently published Little
Books of Guidance – one for each of the seven Way of Love practices.
Coming in early February are a series of sermons based on the Year C lectionary readings
offered by St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania as well as video
classes that track with the Life Transformed curriculum offered by The Hive.
Additional seasonal resources include:
If your ministry has developed a seasonal Way of Love offering, please share at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to feature it on the website and pray for our shared journey into new life.
Explore the Way. Start a small group. Follow Jesus. Let God’s love transform you and your ministry. Find resources for every liturgical season here: www.episcopalchurch.org/wayoflove.