Practicing Our Faith

“Practicing Our Faith” is the name of a book, web site and process designed to encourage Christians to integrate discipleship with everyday life.

Settings
Bible Study groups, retreats, youth groups, Church Councils, preparation for baptism and communion, classrooms, families, workplace, non-profit organisations.

Styles of Learning
Reading material from the book, small group discussion, engagement in shared and individual practices of faith.

Number of sessions
There are 12 practices outlined in the book. The study guide provides questions and activities for each chapter, along with introductory and concluding sessions.

Length of sessions
Practicing Our Faith Book Cover 1 to 2 hours

Aims
Exploration of 12 time-honored practices shaped by the Christian community over the centuries, yet richly relevant to contemporary experience. These Christian practices are shared activities that address fundamental human needs and that, when woven together, form a way of life that is faithful and has integrity.

Theological Perspective
Broad, incarnational, sacramental, Reformed, Catholic, Methodist, Anglican, Disciples of Christ, Lutheran

Age Group
Adult. A youth-oriented version, “Way to Live” is available.

Specific leadership requirements

Country of origin
USA

Available in languages other than English

Resources provided
Book, “Practicing Our Faith”, edited by Dorothy Bass
Supporting website
Study Guide: free 55 page document – downloadable pdf file

Where to purchase
Koorong, Rainbow Books

Cost
Between $28 and $36

Technology needed

Web site
www.practicingourfaith.com

www.waytolive.org

National/Regional Advisors

Uniting Church Congregations using Practicing Our Faith
Kippax Uniting, Canberra

Content

  • Times of Yearning
  • Practices of Faith
  • Honoring the Body
  • Hospitality
  • Household Economics
  • Saying Yes and Saying No
  • Keeping Sabbath
  • Testimony
  • Discernment
  • Shaping Communities
  • Forgiveness
  • Healing
  • Dying Well
  • Singing Our Lives
  • Growing in the Practices of Faith

The study guide provides support for practicing faith in specific life settings: at home, in teen and young adult groups and classes, in our churches, with colleagues and coworkers and in small groups.

One thought on “Practicing Our Faith

  1. Kent Crawford

    Soul Tending: Life-Forming Practices for Older Youth and Young Adults would be a good addition to this resource for these particular age groups. Kenda Creasy Dean and Ron Foster do the Foreward but multiple authors create worshop-chapters around 44 spiritual disciplines.

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