The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Parish Spiritual Practices

Spiritual Practices in a New Missional Age

Listening: We listen to God by dwelling in God's Word, and in stories of God in our lives and in our neighborhoods.

Discerning: As we hear from God and one another, we power how God might be calling us to take action in the world.

Trying On: We experiment with new ways of joining in God's mission, trusting that God uses our failures as well as our successes.

Reflecting: We wonder together about what God is up to in our lives and in the world. 

Deciding: We adopt new ways of being the Body of Christ as we listen, discern, try on, and reflect. 

*These practices are adapted from Joining God, Reimagining Church, Changing the World by Alan. J. Roxbury