Episcopal Spiritual Life Renewal
RenewalWorks (formerly "Episcopal Spiritual Life Renewal" or "ESLR") is an Episcopal planning tool that provides a process for:
RenewalWorks is based on the Reveal Process that was developed at Willow Creek Church in South Barrington, Illinois in 2005. With help from a grant from the Lilly Endowment, leaders from Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, Illinois and the Diocese of Chicago have rewritten the Willow Creek survey and supporting materials to make them more accessible to people in the Episcopal Church. A group of parishes in Chicago piloted this revised survey just before Lent 2012 and the results were highly provocative and fruitful. The survey is now available to the wider church through an exciting partnership with Forward Movement.
Further information about the process and samples of RenewalWorks materials can be found at left. Or visit the Forward Movement RenewalWorks page.
Diocese of Chicago congregations interested in engaging the RenewalWorks process should email email@example.com to learn how to enroll in the next cohort (Fall 2013). All other congregations should contact Martha Fairbanks with Forward Movement, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berkeley Symposium - Next steps
Messages from Bishop Lee
Video One. Click image to view.
Video two. Click image to view.
Sign-Up Guide (PDF)
Letter of Agreement (PDF)
To order copies of the suggested reading Follow Me and MOVE visit the resources section of the Willow Creek Association website.
Participant Workbook (PDF)
Workshop Handouts (PDF)
Renewal Works References (PDF)
DataPack Sample - Updated April 2, 2013 (PPT)
Sample Vestry Report (PPT)
Reveal Videos (LINK)
Sample Report (PPT)
Spiritual Life & Growth Articles
Finding Our Way Again by Brian McLaren - Chapter 2 Why Spiritual Practices Matter
The Catechumenate: Forming the Body of Christ in the 21st Century
A friend in Jesus? by John Suk: Faith is not a personal relationship
Purposeful Living : A document produced by the Reformed Church in America.
email@example.com with questions or comments.