#EverydayFaith is a Church of England discipleship campaign offering reflections and prayers to help you find and follow God in everyday life – starting Plough Sunday 2020 (12 Jan). We are probably all aware that being followers of Jesus isn’t confined to church activities. Most of us will pray or think about our faith at some point during our waking or working day. The reflections, stories and prayers are offered to help us discover more about what it means to live faithfully, hopefully and lovingly as Christians today.
Starting on 12 January, sign up to the national Everyday Faith app for a discipleship campaign giving 21 days of reflections and prayers to help you find and follow God in everyday life. Bishop Rachel will offer reflections on hopeful faith, lovingly lived. The materials will be available through campaign emails, an app, social media, audio and a booklet from Church House Publishing.
#EverydayFaith is available in: booklet • app • social media • email • audio
An accompanying booklet for churches, Everyday Faith for churches: seven shifts to inspire Sunday to Saturday faith, is also available with simple ideas for small changes that make a big difference to being God’s church in the world, Monday to Saturday, as well as Sunday. There are a couple of options for a launch service for Plough Sunday. You can bring a plough to church – if that’s your job! Otherwise, we are asking people to bring school bags, sandwich makers, surgical masks… or whatever best represents the roles that God calls you to undertake.
Follow the five steps below to make sure that you’re ready for #EverydayFaith.
1) Visit #EverydayFaith and sign up to receive emails and get the link for the booklets, sold by Church House Publishing.
2) Download the App (if you haven’t yet). The #FollowTheStar app will update to become the Everyday Faith app after Christmas.
3) Download the free Everyday Faith for churches resource and use this to plan your Plough Sunday Service.
4) Encourage others in your church to sign up, or take the journey as a whole church together.
5) Share your stories of #EverydayFaith on-line and through social media.