In an ever-changing world, the enduring practices of our faith – prayer, study, contemplation – stand against the tide. To be disciples, students who strive to faithfully follow Jesus Christ, calls us into these practices that have shaped Christians for centuries, while strengthening us to be more resilient, loving, compassionate, and courageous in today’s culture. And we do not travel this road alone. The summons to discipleship is an invitation to join a community of practice, a Community of Grace, and to grow together through God’s abundant grace and love. [ Copies of this book are available at Grace. ] Details and reading guide
Each Sunday we use four scripture readings, which (most of the year) include an Old Testament lesson, a Psalm, a New Testament Epistle (letter) to the early church, and a Gospel passage (from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). Themes of the readings are “collected” in a prayer for each Sunday. Links to the readings are available in “Sundays at Grace.”
• To enhance your study, you may find it helpful to read a weekly commentary, such as “Break Open the Word,” which includes brief background for the readings and questions for reflection.
• Text This Week includes links to many commentaries and resources.
• This resource from the Anglican Church of Canada offers additional study material and follows the same lectionary readings that we use.
• Forward Movement offers daily scripture readings and prayers.
Additional Formation Resources:
• Rule of Life – Learn more about developing and living with a Rule of Life from the Society of St. John the Evangelist, an Episcopal order with a house in Cambridge, Massachusetts. You can also learn from the brothers about practicing gratitude, and get a Word of the day email.