Episcopal Diocese of Washington

To draw people to Jesus and embody his love
for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice


The Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation notes that it is a lifelong journey with Christ, in Christ, and to Christ. 

The Path Ahead: Spirituality & Purpose in Later Life

Would you like to help your congregation explore the spirituality of aging? The Path Ahead: Spirituality & Purpose in Later Life is a six-part program that combines guided discussion with contemplative practices to reframe how people of faith live into their later years. Sightlines offers a new view of aging -- and new tools for the spiritual toolbox.

Congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington are invited to send two to three members to "train the trainer" workshops, where participants will learn to facilitate the series. Curricula and resources will be provided. At least one person on the teaching team should be grounded in contemplative prayer or practice. Sightlines is designed to be co-facilitated and neighboring congregations are encouraged to collaborate.  Sightlines is a joint project of Seabury Resources for Aging and the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

Check the Upcoming Events listing for details of training sessions.

Choosing a Curriculum

Online Resources

Books for Adult Ministry