Walking the way Living the Life of Jesus Today


Walking the Way is the United Reformed Church’s exciting focus on lifelong Christian discipleship and mission. It moves beyond a set of programmes into the world, where each step we take is accompanied by Jesus, helping us to bring about change in our own lives and, ultimately, in Church culture and society. As you engage in Walking the Way, we hope your understanding of what being a Christian disciple means will deepen. Who knows, you may grow beyond your wildest dreams, living as a disciple in all parts of your life. 

The Greek word for ‘disciple’ is mathetes, which literally means: ‘one who learns as they follow’.

Walking the Way explores what it means to follow actively, learn from – and eventually be transformed by – Jesus. It’s for anyone at any stage of the Christian journey – whoever you are, whatever your existing relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church, whatever your personal circumstances. It’s for you whether you have been following Jesus for five days or five decades. 
Of course, there’s nothing new about being a disciple of Christ. What is new about Walking the Way is its practical, flexible, dynamic and accessible approach, and the wide range of supporting resources produced and planned. Over time, these web pages will fill with rich, creative materials to help you on your walk – as an individual, as you walk with others, and as you walk courageously in the world. 

NEW: Walking the Way Resource Map

News and Updates from the Steering Group April 2019

Website: View Walking the Way Introduction    

Website: URC - Walking the Way for more detailed information 

Holy Habits of Prayer Bitesize Training

Holy Habits of Prayer, Biblical Study and Breaking Bread 

In 2019 the Mission and Training Team are offering 'bitesize' training events on the Holy Habits of Prayer, Biblical Study and Breaking Bread.

If your church or group of churches would like us to come and deliver a session on one of these Habits, please get in touch.

  • delivered by Lindsey (Mission and Training Officer) and  Nicola (Children and Youth Development Officer) as a team, or by one of them if you have particular requirements 
  • held on evenings, weekends or weekdays, to suit your church(es)
  • 2 ½ hours, including a tea break and opportunities for discussion

Please get in touch with This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to book an event / more information.

Holy Habits Reflections

Holy Habits is a ten part initiative to nurture Christian discipleship. It explores Luke's model of church found in Acts 2:42 - 47, identifies ten habits and encourages the development of a way of life formed by them. The other titles are: serving, biblical teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, sharing of resources, eating together, gladness and generosity, worship, prayer and making more disciples. The resources have been developed to help churches explore the habits in worship and other group activities (all-age or age-specific) and live out the habits in whole life, missional discipleship.

An Introduction to Holy Habits  - by Revd Paul Whittle

Holy Habits - Breaking Bread - by Revd Paul Whittle

Holy Habits of Biblical Teaching - Revd Cecil White

Holy Habits of Worship - Revd Elaine Colechin

Holy Habits  Service - Revd Melanie Smith 

Holy Habits Eating Together - Revd Mark Meatcher 

Holy Habits Fellowship - Revd Bryn Richards 

Holy Habits Giving - Revd Bruce Waldron

Holy Habits Making More Disciples - Revd Julian Sanders 

Holy Habits Full Course Packs - Half Price!

As one way of helping our churches to engage with Walking the Way we are offering a 50% discount of the cost of Holy Habits Full Course Packs (11 booklets).   These are very helpful resources, with suggestions for prayer, songs, activities, reflections and all-age activities for each of the 10 Holy Habits.  

These can be purchased direct from BRF or the URC bookshop online for £49.90 per set.They can also be purchased from Eden, which offers a range of discounts for ministers and account holders

Download Holy Habits discount form(word)  (PDF Version) complete, return it to Lindsey at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. * with a receipt, and we will reimburse your church 50% of the cost of up to two sets per church.

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