In a presentation to synod Director of Ministry and Mission for the Diocese of Leeds, Andrew Norman, invited everyone to join the newly launched ‘Rhythm of Life’ venture.
Inspired by the work of religious communities and a Bible verse from the Gospel of Matthew, the initiative offers an opportunity for Christians to re-align and keep Christ at the centre of our daily lives, through practical commitments, opportunities for mutual support and recommended resources.
Speaking in support of the new discipleship venture, The Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds said, “During the Covid 19 crisis, we’ve had to adjust to very different rhythms of life.”
“As Christians, we believe Jesus should be at the heart of our rhythms of life, whatever our circumstances. This will have a far-reaching impact on our own wellbeing and the good of others – on our loving, living and learning.
“I would like to invite you to join the diocesan ‘Rhythm of Life’ venture. This will involve individual commitments, accessing resources and mutual support. Some key areas will be given special attention: praying, encouraging, sharing, reflecting, celebrating, resting and creating.
“My prayer is that by taking these steps, we will experience more fully the ‘rhythms of grace’ promised by Jesus to all those who follow him.”
It includes further details and a list of suggested resources for seven areas participants are encouraged to commit to in order to keep Jesus at the heart of their daily rhythms. These areas are: praying, encouraging, reflecting, resting, celebrating, sharing and creating.
The journey can be done alone or together, with resources available for schools, children, young people, households and churches. Easy-to-use practical commitment cards, to help get you started, can also be downloaded.
The Rhythm of Life DLP page includes further details and lots of suggested resources for the seven areas participants can commit to, in order to keep Jesus at the heart of our daily rhythms.
On Wednesday, November 11 a Rhythm of Life ‘get started’ session will also be taking place. It will be hosted by the Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Revd Tony Robinson, and offers the chance to find out more about the initiative and have your questions answered. To register your interest and to receive the Zoom meeting link, please email RoL [at] leeds.anglican.org