Living in Love and Faith
How do questions about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage fit within the bigger picture of the good news of Jesus Christ? What does it mean to live in love and faith together as a Church?
Christians in Devon are being invited to “listen and learn together” by running the Church of England’s Living in Love and Faith course looking at these issues.
We hope that most churches across Devon will have run the 5 week Living in Love and Faith course by the end of December 2021.
You can run the course on Zoom or in person. You might like to study it in Home Groups or as a whole church – watching the videos together and then breaking into small groups.
We are offering regular online facilitator training for those who will be leading the discussion groups. If you would like to register for training please email our Mission and Ministry department requesting one of the dates below. Other dates may added later on
Thursday 16 September, 7-9pm
Thursday 14 October, 2-4pm
We hope that many people have had the opportunity to do the Living in Love and Faith course in their mission community. However, we are running a diocesan course in Zoom for those who do not have the opportunity to attend a local course.
This will run from 7.30 – 9 pm on Tuesday evenings starting on 2 November until 30 November.
In order to plan, we need bookings by 20 October.
Book a place by emailing email@example.com
We recognise that, as a result of the LLF process, some people may wish to have a pastoral conversation with someone who is not part of their church or local community. We have appointed LLF Chaplains who are willing to give a listening ear by phone or Zoom.
The Bishop of Crediton, the Right Reverend Jackie Searle, is the Diocese of Exeter advocate for the Living in Love and Faith Process.
Listen to a full interview on LLF with Bishop Jackie on Spotify:
If you are planning to run the course in your church please let us know by filling in this form:
Living in Love and Faith Survey and Next Steps
The survey responses will be discussed at a national level in the Church of England in 2022 with a view to discerning a way forward together. You can view the LLF timetable here.
There are other ways of introducing Living in Love and Faith to your church community such as a book club. See guidance for starting an LLF book club here.
If you would like to get in touch with our Mission and Ministry team with questions about Living in Love and Faith, please email them here
Bishop Jackie has written this prayer for the LLF Process, which you are welcome to download and use.