It is a course for the Christian pilgrimage. We understand life to be a pilgrimage, a journey from love into love, which means we need food for the journey along the road to replenish and enhance our faith through experience making us reading for the next part of our journey.
Pilgrim takes a different approach to other Christian programs. It approaches the great issues of faith not through persuasion, but participation in a pattern of contemplation and discussion with a group of fellow travellers.
Pilgrim is comprised of two stages: the Follow stage for those very new to faith, and the Grow stage for those who want to go further. We all start at the beginning to share and deepen our faith and hold space for new people come to their faith for the first time. We grow and nurture each other in prayer, conversation, and community. Each stage contains four short six-session courses which focus on a major theme of Christian life.
Pilgrim assumes very little understanding or knowledge of the Christian faith.
Pilgrim aims to equip people to follow Jesus Christ as disciples in the whole of their lives.
The primary focus of each session is a group of people engaging with the Bible together.
In the Early Church, the Christian faith was taught by the transmission of key texts which summed up the heart of the Christian message. Pilgrim restores this approach for the twenty-first century.
Pilgrim has been developed as a specifically Anglican resource which aims to cater for every tradition in the Anglican Church.
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these lands upon which we worship as the ancestral, cultural, traditional and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people from time immemorial.