Something revolutionary is happening in the Anglican schools in our diocese.
For years, educators have been using a program called "Habits of Mind" to stimulate new approaches to learning. Rev Jonathan Whereat at The Southport School began developing a sister program where practices that develop spirituality like being grateful and serving sacrificially were encouraged. Director of Mission at our Anglican Schools office, Stephen Harrison got involved and the "Habits of the Heart" program has been born as a fully developed entity!
Sixteen practices form the program and our schools have posters and resources available to them to hang in every classroom and inform every class. Each habit is spelled out with an accompanying logo. It's an amazing concept that can build faith by building habits in making the world a better place.
Built for the classroom, I can see how this program could also have application in our parishes. It could be used to take a thermometer reading of the levels of our spirituality, at least as far as these practices go. The sixteen practices could form a curriculum for Sunday Schools, Youth Group Devotion times and adult Bible studies and cell groups.
At the very least have a look at the website to see an example of the many amazing things transforming our Anglican schools, currently.