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From the Augsburg Press website:

“Believing that the Christian faith is primarily about relationship, Pilgrim aims to lay a foundation for a lifetime of learning more about God’s love revealed in Jesus Christ and what it means to be his disciple. Assuming little or no knowledge of the Christian faith, Pilgrim can be used at any point on the journey of discipleship and by every tradition.

Pilgrim is made up of two parts: Follow and Grow. Each consists of four short courses and a leaders’ guide. Follow introduces the Christian faith for complete beginners, while Grow aims to develop a deeper level of discipleship in those who have turned to Christ.

Each short course contains six-sessions, supported by online audio-visual resources. All sessions combine a simple framework prayer, reflection on the Bible in the lectio divina style, an article by a modern writer, and time for questions and reflection.”

Primarily designed to be implemented by (eg lay or ordained; diocesan staff)

Groups can be run by clergy or lay leaders


Books range in cost from $12.00 to $25.00 each.

Facilitator requirements

Group leaders needs to take time to review the leader’s guide. Small commitment.

Kind of initiative

Christian formation for complete beginners and those with greater familiarity with the tradition.

Approximate duration

Six sessions for each book.

Denominational orientation (eg. Anglican or other)

Anglican (Church of England)

Broader context (eg. rural or urban; size of parish)

All sizes and locations.

Ease of replication (eg. how easy would it be to start this in a new place?)


For more information

The Pilgrim Course website

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Reviewed: May 25, 2016