Enabling all ages to grow in faith

Living Faith

Living Faith is all about resourcing your spiritual journey. It’s something BRF has been doing ever since the Revd Leslie Mannering first created Bible reading notes for his congregation in 1922.

Today, we want to see his vision to help people ‘get a move on’ spiritually fulfilled in the 21st century.

We produce resources to help people read the Bible confidently, so that it makes a difference in their daily lives. Prayer is at the heart of Living Faith as we nurture our relationship with God. And encouraging community is a priority too.

We’re working to create content that is relevant and inspiring, tackling key issues for our faith lives and providing fuel for the journey.

Wherever you are on that journey, whether you’re looking for encouragement, comfort or challenge, Living Faith is there for you.

Book of the month

Grief Notes: Walking through loss
The first year after bereavement

In his latest book, Tony Horsfall charts the first year of his grief journey since the death of his wife from cancer. Month by month he tells the unfolding story of walking with and through loss, weaving this together with biblical teaching on grief and insights gained from grief counselling. With a poignant mix of honesty and humour, Tony shares the challenges of rebuilding his life and reflects on how he has seen God meet his needs as he wrestled with grieving in a time of lockdown and pandemic.

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Explore Living Faith

  • Browse our wide range of resources on prayer, Bible reading, Christian life and practice and church mission and ministry
  • Sample one of our five series of Bible reading notes
  • Check out our Holy Habits discipleship programme
  • Connect in to our events, including online home groups
  • Sign up to the Living Faith blog or follow Living Faith Ministry Lead Olivia Warburton on Twitter @OliviaWBRF
Seven Sacred Spaces

Seven Sacred Spaces

Too often people’s understanding of and engagement with ‘church’ is reduced to corporate worship, when it is so much more. George Lings identifies seven elements in Christian communities through the ages, which when held in balance enable a richer expression of discipleship, mission and community.

The following worksheets are designed to help you go deeper with the seven sacred spaces. They can be used in a group or in a one-to-one meeting, and with children and teenagers.

Living Faith blog

For book lovers, our engaging blog features latest reviews, author blogs, interviews, guest blogs, recommended reads, news and updates, editor’s highlights and much more.

Holy Habits gathering

Holy Habits

Missional discipleship is a way of life for those exploring or already actively living out the call of Jesus to ‘follow me’.

 

How your donation is helping us make a difference

Our vision is to be able to create new content and make the most of our existing content, both print and digital, paid for and free, reaching and resourcing the widest possible audience.

  • In 2021 we produced the Easter Story Booklet for families. With the help of generous donors, we were able to send many copies to churches free of charge.

‘A superb resource. If I were still a minister of a local church, I would ensure that every family in my church received a copy!’ – Church Matters, Paul Beasley-Murray

  • Our Resource Hub contains tried and tested materials and ideas produced by the BRF staff team over the years, offered totally free and funded exclusively by donations. The hub was visited over 80,000 times in 2020.

How Living Faith is funded

Much of our ministry is funded from the sales of the resources we produce, but this income does not cover the full cost of what we offer. We endeavour to keep our resources as accessible as possible, keeping prices affordable for churches and individuals alike. We are therefore reliant on donations from individuals and charitable trusts to help us to cover any shortfall and to allow us to extend and develop what we are able to offer.

Could you give someone else the opportunity to grow in faith? Become a Friend of Living Faith and invest in resourcing other people’s spiritual journeys.

What we’re working on

We’re working on:

  • developing resources that with your support can be made freely available to those who most need them, working with a variety of different organisations including foodbanks, chaplaincy services and befriending charities.
  • adding free content to the Resource Hub where churches and individuals can come to find what they need for their own ministry.