Resources from ECMN Convention

At ECMN Convention in September, delegates and guests had a chance to dive deeply into learning and discussion around the Beloved Community and the practices of the Way of Love. Below, find resources that can be used for an adult forum or small group to grow in faith and understanding of these concepts, so that we can be sent out to practice the Way of Love and build Beloved Community together.

Facilitator Guide

This resource is meant to be used by faith communities and in groups. To that end, click the button below for a facilitator guide that includes session format suggestions, discussion questions, and more information to help groups navigate discussion and action.

Participant Guide

A companion on your journey through these resources, the participant guide includes all the slides from the presentations, plus areas to jot down ideas, pictures, and reflections.

Why are we talking about practice?

Part One

Click the button below to get the visuals for Part One of the presentation.

Session One

Why are we talking about practice? What are Christian Practices?

Session Outline:

  1. Way of Love Video from Presiding Bishop
  2. Watch: Practice, Session I
  3. Reflect
  4. Choose a ‘Now Try This’ activity to do as a group (from the Facilitator Guide)

Way of Love Video

Why Are We Talking About Practice: Session One

Session Two

Practice, Episcopal style.

Session Outline:

  1. Watch Why Are We Talking About Practice: Session Two
  2. Reflect
  3. Choose a ‘Now Try This’ activity to do as a group

What is Beloved Community?

Part 2

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Session One

What do we mean by Beloved Community?

Outline:

  1. Watch What is Beloved Community: Video One
  2. Reflect
  3. Choose a ‘Now Try This’ activity to do as a group

Session Two

The Way of Love is the HOW of Beloved Community.

Outline:

  1. Watch What is Beloved Community: Video Two
  2. Reflect
  3. Choose a ‘Now Try This’ activity to do as a group

Way of Love Prayer Stations

Find the instructions for the 7 Way of Love Prayer stations from Eucharist at ECMN Convention. These stations could be replicated during a service at your faith community. During the ECMN Eucharist, they took place during the Prayers of the People.


What have you learned?

Where has your journey towards Beloved Community led you? How have the practices of the Way of Love shaped you and your community? Click the button below to tell us your story!