The Pastoral Principles invite church communities to examine afresh their life together, seeing our many differences as gifts that can build us up in trust and mutual affection. Using them could be transformative for your church community and for the church as a whole.
The Pastoral Principles course encourages us to find creative ways to grow and learn together in the love of God. It identifys six 'pervading evils' that hinder our growth as Christians, hurt other people and create barriers that stop our churches from growing into Christian communities of welcome and belonging. Each session focuses on one or two of these 'evils' and includes resources for Bible study, refection, discussion and worship.
The Pastoral Principles cards are for you to use in your church community to examine afresh your life together. The focus relates to LGBTI+ people, but they apply to all sorts of difference and diversity among God's people. Each of the six principles has a card that describes the principle, offers some reflections and suggests some questions to ponder.
Find out more about the principles at the Pastoral Advisory Group website