When I wrote We Make the Road By Walking, I hoped that churches could use it either for a season or a whole year … as an “alternative lectionary” to frame sermons and worship, as a curriculum for small groups and youth groups, even as a framework for a kids ministry program. It has been deeply gratifying to see the book work in all these ways and more.
If you’d like to consider using the book to give your group or congregation a season-long or year-long overview of the whole Biblical narrative and an orientation to the Christian life, you’ll find lots of resources here.
A number of groups have contacted me with questions like this:
Our congregation is journeying together throughWe Make the Road by Walking. Many have found it very valuable. We have used the book for both preaching themes and small group discussions each week. We are set to complete the book later this summer and are beginning to ponder where we go from here. Do you have any suggestions on a good follow-up resource that will help us grow forward?
Someday, I may try to write another 52-chapter resource that could be used as one-year companion to WMTR. But for now, I can recommend my book Naked Spirituality. It could provide a 12-week curriculum that would be a deeper engagement with the spiritual life. Groups around the world have used it in this way with similar results. The book includes discussion questions, and this website includes resources that various churches have shared. I hope that will be helpful!