THE WAY FORWARD

MINISTRY

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What does is mean to be a Christian in today's world?

Our Baptismal Covenant is the backbone of our faith,
and describes the ways in which we live out our faith as Christians.

ABOUT THE WAY FORWARD

The Way Forward Ministry seeks to explore how we can best come together as Christians to live more deeply into our faith, in the midst of the tumultuous unrest we see throughout our communities, the nation, and the world. 

This ministry seeks to provide the parish with opportunities to fulfill the mission of the church, by engaging in conversations on a variety of social topics that lead to action, ultimately bringing us more closely together as a parish, and a broader Charlotte community.

We extend an invitation to the parish to get involved with The Way Forward!

 

We look forward to journeying with you, learning with you, exploring with you, and growing with you.

The Way Forward Introduction Video

THE REV. DR. BRAD SMITH

JACLYN JOHN

The Way Forward advocates for the people of

St. John’s to explore and live into our

Baptismal Covenant.

Upcoming Events

Zoom Book Study

"Love Is The Way"

by Bishop Michael Curry

Thursdays in Lent   12:00-1:00 p.m. 

 

"Lunch and Learn"

Led by Janie Wooten and Toni Robinson

Together we’ll cover 2 chapters a week, even bring your lunch if you like! We envision the hour structured with an opening prayer, brief check in with group members, consideration of the text, concluding with prayer.

About Love Is The Way:

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry "expands on his message of hope in an inspirational road map for living the way of love, illuminated with moving lessons from his own life. The way of love is essential for addressing the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing the world today: poverty, racism, selfishness, deep ideological divisions, competing claims to speak for God. This book will lead readers to discover the gifts they need in order to live the way of love: deep reservoirs of hope and resilience, simple wisdom, the discipline of nonviolence, and unshakable regard for human dignity."

Image and description posted on Amazon.com

Resources:

Order the Book - Love Is The Way

The Way of Love website

Covenant Creativity Challenge

Weekly During Lent

Each week in Lent, you are invited to reflect or respond creatively to a different line of your Baptismal Covenant.

 

You may choose to respond with: 

  • Photography

  • Recorded Music

  • Poetry

  • Drawing

  • Collage Painting

  • Or whatever creative medium that inspires you!

 

You may join The Way Forward group in Realm if you choose to share your creations. 

Click HERE to print your copy of the Covenant Challenge Flyer.

 

Braver Angels

Zoom Workshop:

Skills for Bridging the Divide

Saturday, March 13th  

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Registration details coming soon!

In our current polarized political environment, many people avoid or dread political conversations. 

Braver Angels Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshops teach skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship. 

Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop Goals:

  • To learn about the perspectives, feelings, and experiences of someone you care about who differs from
    you politically

  • To have a sense of satisfaction about how you conveyed your own perspective, feelings, and
    experiences

  • To discover some common ground, if it’s there

Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop Process:

After a brief introduction and a discussion about what can go wrong in political discussions, participants in a skills workshop can expect to learn and practice the following:

  1. Tone setting skills

  2. Listening skills

  3. Speaking skills

  4. Handling difficult moments

Image and description from www.braverangels.org

St. John's

Episcopal Church
1623 CARMEL RD.
CHARLOTTE,
NC 28226

ABOUT
 

Since 1956 the people of St. John's have responded to the love of God and have worked to bring to fruition the mission of the church, "to restore all people to unity with God and one another in Christ," through the faithful practice of a Christian life.

 

 704-366-3034

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