Seven Practices of Peace

Discover how the seven days of creation offer strategies for bringing peace into your relationships, your life, and the world, one day at a time.

Each of us has the potential to progress from spiritual darkness and ignorance toward a state that is more awake, present, vibrant, loving, and peaceful. Seven Practices of Peace will walk you through each of the seven days of creation, offering inspiration and suggestions for practicing peace, a little every day.

Seven Practices of Peace is a seven (7) week program drawing from the Biblical story of the days of creation. The days of creation progress from the first glimpse of light, all the way to a state of vibrant life, and finally rest, offering a metaphor for our inner "creation." This program is designed to use either on your own or with a group.

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Weekly topics

7pop_coverEach of the seven weeks of the program explores a different day of creation:

  • Awakening
  • Distinguishing
  • Cultivating
  • Navigating
  • Speaking
  • Loving
  • Resting

Elements of the program

As with all of the Journey programs, you can use the materials in a variety of ways:

  1. Read the materials, using either the workbook, or by subscribing to receive the daily emails.
  2. Meet in a small group to study, discuss, and learn from each other.
  3. Run the program for a congregation, using all the elements below.

Daily readings

Daily Bible study is a wonderful and enriching way to ground your spiritual growth work. The workbook provides ideas for daily reading from scripture, along with suggestions for bringing these ideas into life.

Small groups

A small group is a gathering of people who commit to meet on a weekly basis to explore their faith and support each other in applying that faith to life. Small groups usually include prayer, a time for checking in, and discussions or related activities.

Weekly worship

Each week, materials are available for a worship service and Sunday School sessions to focus on one topic of Seven Practices of Peace program.