The Way of Love

With our new mission statement, “Live God’s Love,” St. Columba’s embarks on a new, and yet familiar path, as “a welcoming Christian community of all ages that encourages spiritual curiosity, celebrates children and youth, and embraces the world in the spirit of God’s justice and love."

In years past, St. Columba's Five Practices have been the mileposts on our faith journey here, giving us pause to stop and embrace the value of Prayer, Scripture, Discernment, Outreach and Sharing our Faith in our lives, our worship, formation and parish life. The Five Practices have served us well, and will continue to serve us by empowering us to move on ...

Many of us have witnessed the excitement surrounding Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's "Way of Love" in his preaching, books, videos and podcasts. In his words, it is "more than a program or curriculum, it is an intentional commitment to a set of practices. It's a commitment to follow Jesus: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest."

We invite you to "Get Started with the Way of Love." In this space, we will offer links and inspiration to follow Jesus' Way of Love and learn more about this important new direction of The Episcopal Church. This fall you will hear more about how St. Columba's will follow this spiritual path.

Explore These Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life.

Turn: Pause, listen, and choose to follow Jesus.
Learn: Reflect on Scripture each day, especially on Jesus’ life and teachings.
Pray: Dwell intentionally with God each day.
Worship: Gather in community weekly to thank, praise, and dwell with God.
Bless: Share faith and unselfishly give and serve.
Go: Cross boundaries, listen deeply and live like Jesus.
Rest: Receive the gift of God’s grace, peace, and restoration.

Links

"Way of Love" (home page)
Getting Started with the Way of Love (tutorial)
Traveling the Way Love (video series)
Podcasts:
Way of Love Introduction
What is the Way of Love
Pray Spending Time with God
Rest "At Peace with the One who made You”
Worship "Putting God at Center"
Learn Letting the Word Master us
Bless Sharing and Listening to Stories of Life