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The Journey

SADBF AR 2015 p4c

The Living God’s Love journey has three strands, not separate journeys, not three options from which to take our pick, rather a single journey into the love of God for us and for his world: the strands are:-

  • Going Deeper into God
  • Transforming Communities
  • Making New Disciples

It’s a journey worth travelling and a journey worth exploring.

You can download below three presentations; each one leads a reflection based on a biblical journey:

Going deeper into God
Elijah’s Journey
– 1 Kings 19
Transforming Communities
The Disciples’ Journey
– Luke 10
Making New Disciples
The Journey to Emmaus
– Luke 24


It is helpful to look at them together and compare the themes in each of the journeys.

Download the Three Journeys leaflet to have a record of the themes and bible verses.


The progression of Living God’s Love – since launch in 2011:

Diocesan Synod heard and agreed the findings of this exercise and the proposed way forward on October 17th 2015.

The Power Point presentation that the Synod was shown has been produced in two parts, each about 15 MB to show to congregations, PCCs, Clergy Chapters or Deanery Synods, with the audio of the presentation from Synod.

The first half is about the listening exercise and its findings:

LGL2020 Synod 10.15 pt1 show (download this file and watch the presentation. You will need Microsoft Powerpoint)

The second half is about Living God’s Love 2020, the way ahead for Living God’s Love for the next five years.

LGL2020 Synod 10.15 pt2 show (download this file and watch the presentation. You will need Microsoft Powerpoint)

The accompanying papers that went to Synod, referred to in the presentations,  are included below:

Two-sided summary of Living God’s Love 2020:

Part 1 Synod paper

The full paper that went to Synod: Living God’s Love 2020, ‘The next stage of our journey’:

Part 2 Synod paper

The full findings from the listening exercise:

Part 3 Synod paper


  • Going Deeper into God
  • Making New Disciples
  • Transforming Communities

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