Living Discipleship

exploring_the_bible_text_2Living Discipleship is an all-ages curriculum designed to help individuals and communities know more fully the very things that Paul prayed for the Ephesians to find: the God revealed in Christ Jesus. Living Discipleship is structured in three years: one year on Exploring the Bible, one year on Celebrating the Saints, and one year on Practicing our Faith. You use one or more of the three years in any order. Each year is offered with two components: a youth/adult version and a children’s version.

Each year of the Living Discipleship curriculum features twenty-six sessions. celebrating_the_saints_text_2Designed for use in weekly Sunday formation time, each session is approximately an hour long. With twenty-six sessions, this means that Living Discipleship can function as the Sunday formation curriculum in a church for an entire program year. Yet the lessons are also easily adaptable: each class stands on its own and can be used independently or rearranged in any order. Thus your parish could choose to use only a selection of the lessons, engaging in study for a semester or a season. Alternatively, you could use the sessions as a summer curriculum or even at a time outside of Sunday morning. You could combine several sessions to create a weekend program. The possibilities are endless. This all-ages format allows families to come to church and learn about the same topic, each in their own class, and have a shared starting point from which to go home and talk, discuss, and debate about “what they learned in Sunday school.

practicing_our_faith_text_2Supported by a generous grant from The Episcopal Church’s Constable Fund, Living Discipleship is available as a free download.  Samples of the various resources can be seen here.  (En español:  Vivir el discipulado.)  To download, visit the Forward Movement site.

A Family Storybook is also available for purchase and includes original illustrations and coloring pages. To purchase, visit the Forward Movement site.

Small Episcopal congregations, with an average Sunday attendance under fifty, may request free copies of the printed materials. You pay only shipping. Terms and conditions apply.

Living Discipleship is a tool for churches and leaders who desire to know more fully God in Christ: the hope, the glorious inheritance, and the immeasurable power.