You are invited to come along the journey.
The Way is for you if …
- You would like to explore what it means to follow Christ
- You would like to explore and know more about the Episcopal Church
- You are new to the Cathedral, and desire baptism or would like to grow in faith
- You have been around Church for a long time, and would like to renew your journey of faith
Community and sharing is at the center of The Way. Each evening begins with a simple meal and table conversation. This is followed by a learning, small group Bible study and discussion. Links are made between daily life and work and the worship and practice of the church. Emphasis is given to understanding what it means to live into one’s baptismal promises. Sessions conclude with quiet reflection and prayer.
The Way takes its name from the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament where the followers of Christ are referred to as people “belonging to the Way.” The Way is a process for faith formation, or catechumenate, at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The main goal of The Way is to provide participants with good practices and sound information for a meaningful life in Christ and Christian journey. Some are prepared for baptism at Easter. Others rediscover and renew their understanding of what it means to be baptized. Persons baptized in different Christian traditions add to their understanding through encountering the depth and riches of the Anglican Christian tradition.
The Way is open to all persons eighteen and older. All who seek to follow Jesus are welcome. Whether one has been around church for a long time or is finding the Christian path for the first time, you are welcome to The Way.
The Way is lead by a team of Cathedral persons who themselves have taken part in this process. Primary teachers are Peter DeVeau, Dean, and Marco Serrano, Young Adult Coordinator.
Interested? Contact the Dean’s office: 816.474.8260 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Childcare available upon request.
Beginning the Way
The Way meets most Wednesday evenings from October through May (only once in December). Breaks are taken at Thanksgiving and the weeks preceding and following Easter. You can find all meeting dates in the Cathedral calendar on the website. Each evening includes:
6 p.m.—Dinner Conversation: A home cooked meal is served. (Free! No need to cook on Wednesdays.) There is always a “Table Question” related to the evening’s topic. These questions often stimulate lively conversation.
6:30 p.m.—Interactive Learning: Christian beliefs, ideas and practices are introduced. These give rise to questions, sharing of experiences and reflection within the group. Questions are always welcome at The Way.
7 p.m.—Bible Sharing: Groups of about seven persons break out to consider the gospel passage from the prior Sunday gospel reading using an ancient method called lectio divina. A table leader leads the group in listening to the passage and sharing what each hears as the gospel is read.
7:55 p.m.—Compline: All gather to conclude the evening with this service of prayer at the end of the day. Any news concerning scheduling and upcoming events is shared.
8 p.m.—Dismissal: The Way ends on time in consideration of those who have early mornings.
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