The Way of Love

Join us as we explore the Way of Love at Emmanuel this Advent! Bookmark this page for resources for adults, children, youth, and families. Come join our community as we discover what it means to prepare for Christmas by living the Way of Love!

What is the Way of Love?

The Way of Love is a way of life. More than a program or curriculum, it is a return to the ancient pathways and Rules of Life that followers of Jesus have observed for centuries. They knew the power of commitment to a core set of practices -- Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest -- and the power of gathering in a small group where you find love and support for living into these commitments. If we hope to not only worship Jesus but to grow more like him and bear his redeeming love in the world, we can adopt a rule of life like the Way of Love and find a community with which to practice it. Click the links below to learn more. 


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Advent Reflections


  • First sunday in advent

    An Invitation from Presiding Bishop Curry


    In the first century Jesus of Nazareth inspired a movement. A community of people whose lives were centered on Jesus Christ and committed to living the way of God's unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial, and redemptive love. Before they were called "church" or "Christian," this Jesus Movement was simply called "the way." continue reading


  • Turn

    In this first week of Advent, we are focusing on the words TURN and LEARN, two of the seven practices that make up the Way of Love. Take a look at this video about Thistle Farms, an amazing ministry that illustrates what it means to TURN-to listen and reorient yourself towards Jesus.



  • Learn

    In another episode from the Traveling the Way of Love video series, Bishop Curry speaks to the need to LEARN and engage with scripture regularly as part of our formation as Christians.