Small groups and the Church as a learning community
A learning faith is a growing faith. We learn about our faith and reflect on it. Doing so helps us understand the faith of others too. We're all in this together! Read on for opportunities, both events and websites to help small groups and other learning possibilities. Oh, and anything else that fits!
At the beginning of July, St Francis College hosted an awesome event as a way of focusing us all on NAIDOC week for 2018. Following the theme of "Because of her, we can", a group of brilliant women talked about those who have truly inspired them to work towards reconciliation and peace for all.
There's no doubt Jesus encouraged people reconciled with each other and with God. In practice approaching reconciliation with our fellow humans is not always easy. Where do we start? What can we practically do? One way is to hear the stories of people, their feelings, emotions and thoughts.
How do you make a biblical film that will satisfy audiences? Deliver word-for-word speeches straight from an acceptable translation? Remain faithful to conventional dogma? Stay true to the depiction of ancient cultural lifestyles, but not too faithful so as to alienate Western audiences? Adapting any much loved text is going to be problematic.
The Building Faith website has been making some great resources for faith formation lately and here's another one. This free webinar is a middle-of-the-night thing for us here but normally registering for webinars means you can access the material at your own leisure after it's done. Here's the details from them...
So many of us go to bed at night with the day racing through our minds. We need a way to both reflect and let go. A daily examen is one way to to this. By reviewing the day that has passed, and preparing for tomorrow with the expectation of God’s continued care, we create the habit of...
Every now and then there comes a time for filling a gap in your work with children and young people in the Sunday School/Children's church program. The good people over at Building Faith website offer ideas here and there to help us with such moments.
Want to understand your faith more? Want to understand more about the strands of faith that combine to bring life to our Anglican Church? Want to experiment with different kinds of prayer from our long Anglican history to see what suits you best?