Walking the way Living the Life of Jesus Today


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Walking the Way is the United Reformed Church’s focus on lifelong Christian discipleship and mission. It is not a programme or initiative. Its all about celebrating and sharing existing experience and wisdom about what it means to empower people to bring about change in our lives to be in  the presence of Jesus through their everyday lives, across the denomination, and beyond. 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. 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. in all parts of your life.  View Walking the Way Introduction 

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The Walking the Way steering group produces some resources to help people keep thinking about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus, but its main aim is share inspiring stories of everyday disciples.

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. hip, signpost people to useful resources through the Walking the Way resource map and helping the United Reformed Church to think about what else it needs to do to equip whole-of-life disciples.

Stepwise, which is offered as part of Walking the Way, is the United Reformed Church's intergenerational discipleship development programme, focussed firmly on the needs of each participant and the communities in which they live and serve. Learn how you can get involved here.

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Website: URC - Walking the Way for more detailed information  or have stories to share about missional discipleship where you are, please - e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call us on 020 7520 2718. We'd love to hear from you!  

News and Updates from the Steering Group April 2019

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.

Mission and Training

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Mission Tools

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Vision Initiatives

Find out more about:  Walking the Way Vision4Life Vision2020 and Fresh Expressions

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Safeguarding

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Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk. We work to the United Reformed Good Practice Policy and Procedures 

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Committees

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The Purpose and Mission of the Synod; the Synod Meeting; our Area Partnerships; each of our Committees and the calendar of meeting dates.

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Who's Who?

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Find out who's who on the Synod Office Team.  If you are unsure who to get in touch with, use the Contact Us 

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