Is our faith an everyday faith? Does it help us live and tell the story of God in our communities, through what we say and do, on a daily basis?
In 2019 and 2020, Everyday Faith has been the theme of our Archdeaconry Days. In 2019 the focus was on the small shifts that we can make in church to help us live out our faith in the world. The impetus came from the Setting God’s People Free report, which highlighted that 98% of the church is lay rather than ordained, spending around 90% of their time outside church and yet 59% felt that church did not equip them well for living out their faith in the world.
In 2020, our focus is outside church. How do we live out our faith through our conversations and actions and how can we be sustained in that by prayer and the Bible?
If you would like to register for one of the remaining Archdeaconry Days in February 2020 then please click on the events links on the side of the page.
We’re already planning our 2021 Archdeaconry Days and will be able to share dates shortly, so watch this space!
There are various resources designed to help churches and individuals live out everyday faith. The list below gives you an idea of what they are. Hard copies will be available at the Archdeaconry Days and downloadable copies are at the bottom of the page.
Everyday Faith Everywhere – 2020 Booklet
Simple ideas to discuss and try, focusing on Conversations, Bible, Prayer and Actions in our Everyday faith and life. There is also a guide to using the booklet with groups.
Everyday Faith (in church) – 2019 Booklet
Some ideas for 7 small shifts to what we do in church that can help connect what happens in church better with our everyday faith.
Everyday Questions – Cards
Pack of cards with 40 questions on Life, the World and Faith, designed to use with people of all ages. They are the basis of the 2020 Bishops’ Lent Challenge.
Everyday Prayer – Bookmark
To encourage regular prayer, with a short prayer for morning, reflection for evening and ideas for intercession. A supply of bookmarks can be requested by emailing Everyday Faith.
Everyday Bible – Bookmark
To encourage people to engage creatively with their Bible regularly and see how God can speak to them, in their context through it. A supply of bookmarks can be requested by emailing Everyday Faith.
Growing with God – Leaflet
Six discipleship questions that can be used for personal reflection or an accompanied journey.
How can I contribute? – Leaflet
Seven questions that can be used by people wanting to think what sort of ministry they might have. Can be used for personal reflection or an accompanied journey.
Encouraging one another – Trifold
A guide for groups of 3-4 to share how they are living out, and deepening, their faith, using the 5 Marks of Mission as a framework and inspiration.
Dwelling in the Word – Leaflet
A way of listening communally, and responding, to Scripture. Could be used to start church meetings or in the sermon slot.
Setting God’s People Free – Flashcards
Simple format to help share information about Everyday Faith with churches, PCCs, Deanery Chapter and Synods.
Any questions about resources or about any support that would be helpful for you, please contact Julia Hill.
Your stories and ideas
We’d love to hear how you are trying to help people connect their faith to their everyday life in your church and community. If you have anything that you would like to share please email Everyday Faith.