Hide This in Your Heart by Michael Frost and Graham Joseph Hill, NavPress 2020

Recommended study for Lent 2021. Book details here. Please contact Cheryl Jacobs to order as part of diocesan bulk order.

Arusha Call to Discipleship Study

In March 2018, the World Council of Churches’ Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, issued the Arusha Call to Discipleship. Our own national church General Synod in 2019 passed a resolution (A-129) that we affirm the Arusha Call; encourage bodies within the General Synod to integrate this call into the guiding principles of baptismal living for the shaping of national ministries; and commend the Arusha Call to dioceses for study and inclusion in their considerations of evangelism, witness and discipleship.

For further reference, our page includes the NBAnglican series on the twelve specific calls.

Liturgy of the Ordinary by Anglican priest Tish Harrison Warren, IVP 2016

In overlooked moments and routines, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways.  How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred?  Each chapter looks at something that the author does during the day.  Life is viewed through the lens of liturgy - small practices and habits that form us.

A limited number of copies are available from the Synod office - contact Cheryl

Signs of Life - Why Church Matters from the Society of Saint John the Evangelist 

During Lent 2020, the Society will explore the riches of our worship traditions, liturgy and sacraments, and the art and architecture of our worship spaces, revealing the full meaning of these signs, deepening our experience of Christian vocation and guiding us toward ongoing conversion.

12 Neighbours video and discussion series

What does it mean to be a neighbour?  Learn the 5 practical keys to really loving your neighbor, and deepen your own experience of the full life.

Lent Madness

Lent MadnessA unique and fun Lenten devotional and an engaging way to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints.  Offered by the Forward Movement, publishers of Forward Day by Day.

Going Deeper with Missional Habits: 2 formats:  booklet | bookmark

While this resource can be used on one’s own, the church is about relationship and walking in faith together; so you are encouraged to join, or form, a parish or neighbour­hood group.   It is recognized that you may have already begun to form these habits, so we invite you to revisit what has changed and to share your experiences.  Please also tailor the questions to your context.   

Each format is designed to be printed on card stock, double-sided on the short edge.

For video links and other Surprise the World resources, visit the BELLS page