“If we are ‘marked as Christ’s own,’ what are the ‘marks of love’ that characterize the Divine Life abiding and at work within us?”
5 Marks of Love: A Six Week Series for Lent (with workbook)
This Lent, The Center for the Ministry of Teaching (CMT) is again teaming up with the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE) to bring you a brand new Lenten study. The study is called 5 Marks of Love.
This six-week series provides the opportunity to observe and to reflect on the ways in which the Divine Life expresses itself in and through us; individually and in our faith communities, as well as in the world around us. Each week will explore the Anglican Marks of Mission (Tell, Teach, Tend, Transform and Treasure) through videos, questions and exercises so we can speak more clearly and act truthfully, motivated always by hearts marked by God’s love.
The Marks of Love are not simply a list of tasks to be checked off one after the other; they are signs that our life is rooted and grounded in the Being of God. The Brothers of SSJE will draw on their own monastic spirituality to help us balance action with contemplation, so that our words and deeds proceed from the deepest places of our hearts, where God dwells. The resource encourages us to reflect on how we should live, not what we should do.
This series is designed for use by individuals or small groups. In small groups, facilitators will guide the growing process as participants discuss and learn together. For individuals, daily videos and reflections will lead them through a similar process. Ultimately participants will learn to offer themselves, body and soul, to God’s Mission, and to live for God’s glory. Materials and videos are free online and as downloads.
How to Get the Workbooks
The series relies on daily videos available through SSJE. Additionally, 5 Marks of Love offers workbooks which participants use to journey through the study. These workbooks are beautifully printed in color, and staple bound. Workbooks are generously made available through Amazon for a very low price. You can also download copies for free.
Additional Resources: Leaders Guide and Leaders Guide for Children
5 Marks of Love offers additional feee resources for ministry leaders. For example, the facilitators guide is a must have for groups of any size. In addition, there is a leaders guide for use with children. To access all of these resources, simply fill out the form via the provided link, and you will get access to an entire folder of resources. Here is the link: 5 Marks of Love: Additional Resources.
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