Pilgrim - A Christian Journey

Pilgrim is a major new teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England. It aims to help every local church create a place where people can explore the Christian faith together and see how it can be lived out each day.

Pilgrim takes a different approach to other Christian programmes. It approaches the great issues of faith not through persuasion, but participation in a pattern of contemplation and discussion with a group of fellow travellers.

Pilgrim is comprised of two stages: the Follow stage for those very new to faith, and the Grow stage for those who want to go further. Each stage contains four short six-session courses which focus on a major theme of Christian life.

Pilgrim’s approach

  • It starts at the very beginning: Pilgrim assumes very little understanding or knowledge of the Christian faith.
  • It focuses on Jesus Christ: Pilgrim aims to equip people to follow Jesus Christ as disciples in the whole of their lives.
  • It flows from the Scriptures: The primary focus of each session is a group of people engaging with the Bible together.
  • It draws deeply from the Christian tradition: In the Early Church, the Christian faith was taught by the transmission of key texts which summed up the heart of the Christian message. Pilgrim restores this approach for the twenty-first century.
  • It honours the Anglican way and its many streams: Pilgrim has been developed as a specifically Anglican resource which aims to cater for every tradition in the Church of England.

To find out more visit www.pilgrimcourse.co.uk or contact a member of the Parish Support Team to find courses in your area.

Watch Bishop Steven launch the latest Pilgrim books at Development Day 2014, so popular they almost caused a stampede!