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5 Marks of Love Resources

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How to use this resource for your Diocese or with small groups

Facilitator’s Guides, for adults and children(7-14), have been created by the Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) and the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at the Virginia Theological Seminary. These guides are designed for first-time group leaders as well as those who are more experienced. The adult guide also contains alternate ideas and tips for using this offering with young adult groups.


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  1. Susan Stevens on March 17, 2017 at 20:18

    I am excited to get into this series

  2. Five Marks of Love on March 8, 2017 at 18:57

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  3. Marian Haggerty on February 26, 2017 at 14:56

    I am looking forward to being a part of our Bible Study using this five marks of Mission each week. Our church is holding two times a week, once in the evening and once in the morning for those who don’t drive at night, or find it easier to have a choice of times.. Thank you for offering the resources.

  4. Catherine LaGrone on February 16, 2017 at 12:58

    I am wanting to create a Godly Play story based on the five marks. Any ideas?

  5. Jen Kimball on February 9, 2017 at 14:57

    It is not clear to me how the materials will work with small groups. Do the groups meet weekly? Daily? Is there a sample facilitator’s guide from a previous program that I might look at?

    • Reviewer on February 10, 2017 at 05:52

      There is really no suggested scheduling for the series, as it is adaptable, and will depend on the scheduling needs of the individual group. Participants can view the videos and ponder the questions on their own during the week and discuss as a group once weekly. Or another option could be doing each week’s activity together as a group, or done individually, but thoughts may be shared with a group. The videos are brief, between 2 and 4 minutes each, so a group could view a week’s worth together in a fairly short amount of time and then discuss. It is really up to what works best for the individual group. Further resources and materials are available by completing the brief form on this page, from which you will then receive links to the resources: http://ssje.org/ssje/5marksofloveresources/

  6. Mary Naughton on January 27, 2017 at 16:35

    We want to use this for our parish Lenten Series Small group program. How do I get the resources?

  7. Pamela on January 21, 2017 at 05:04

    thank you for making these resources available.

  8. Bafa U. Armon on January 21, 2017 at 01:18

    I hope it will be of great importance for this ministry. I look forward for a new realms and ministry activities. Thanks

  9. Reverend William Stanton on January 4, 2017 at 12:11

    I’m very interested in reviewing these resources and using them in some manner. Thank you

  10. Judy Kile on January 3, 2017 at 11:33

    We are looking forward to using these resources for Lent 2017

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