Living in Love and Faith - taking part

Would you like to take part in the LLF Course – or joining in an LLF Book Club – together with others? Would you like to play your part in discovering what is God’s call to the Church of England today regarding questions of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage?

Learning together using the LLF resources is part of a new process of discernment involving Church of England churches. It is a unique opportunity to play your part in the life and direction of the Church of England. It is about being open together to hearing what God is saying to the Church of England today.

Congregations are diverse, so there is no single model for using the resources. It will be important for churches to work out what is best in their particular circumstances. Church communities might choose to use the LLF resources in midweek small groups, for example, or as part of a Lent series, or on special away days. The resources could also be used by PCCs, deanery gatherings or clergy conferences and diocesan synod meetings. They might be used in lay leadership training contexts as well as in the context of ministerial or discipleship programmes.

Churches will also need to decide when is the best time for this engagement, in the light of their yearly pattern of activities and, especially, in the light of the uncertainties raised by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Engagement will need to be before the 30th of April 2022 so that processes of discernment and decision-making can take place in 2022 and the beginning of 2023.

Find out what is happening in your area by contacting your church leaders or the LLF Advocate(s) in your diocese. Their contact details should be on your diocese’s website: search for ‘Living in Love and Faith’. If you can’t find the information you need, email us and we can help.

 

If you are thinking of leading a group – register on the LLF Hub and find resources for group leaders here as well as suggestions for running a Living in Love and Faith Book Club.

When you’ve participated in an LLF Group, remember to complete the online questionnaire and consider responding creatively to make your contribution to discerning what God is saying to the Church. The questionnaire is also available to download as a pdf version.

If you are thinking of leading a group – register on the LLF Hub and find resources for group leaders here as well as suggestions for running a Living in Love and Faith Book Club.

When you’ve participated in an LLF Group, remember to complete the online questionnaire and consider responding creatively to make your contribution to discerning what God is saying to the Church. The questionnaire is also available to download as a pdf version.