“Practicing Our Faith” is the name of a book, web site and process designed to encourage Christians to integrate discipleship with everyday life.
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
1 to 2 hours
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.
Broad, incarnational, sacramental, Reformed, Catholic, Methodist, Anglican, Disciples of Christ, Lutheran
Adult. A youth-oriented version, “Way to Live” is available.
Specific leadership requirements
Country of origin
Available in languages other than English
Book, “Practicing Our Faith”, edited by Dorothy Bass
Study Guide: free 55 page document – downloadable pdf file
Between $28 and $36
Uniting Church Congregations using Practicing Our Faith
Kippax Uniting, Canberra
- Times of Yearning
- Practices of Faith
- Honoring the Body
- Household Economics
- Saying Yes and Saying No
- Keeping Sabbath
- Shaping Communities
- 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.