What we're about

We are currently running our seminars on-line via Zoom (https://zoom.us/). This is really easy to use – you just need to click on a link that we will send you, and follow the instructions. Simple.

Bread of Hope (http://www.breadofhope.org.uk/) helps people to:
• approach their work as worship;
• forgive others as God forgives them;
• and witness to those around them.

We run:
• UK courses like Transforming Work (https://www.licc.org.uk/ourresources/transformingwork/) and God@Work (https://www.godatwork.org.uk/);
• US courses like For The Life of The World (https://letterstotheexiles.com/), Godspeed (https://www.livegodspeed.org/shoppe/study-guide), and Reframe (https://www.reframecourse.com/); as well as
• our own material: Worship@Work; Forgiveness@Work; and Witness@Work.

You can also find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/breadofhope.org.uk) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/breadofhope.org.uk/).

Upcoming events (5)

Breaking Ground's Conversations with Walter Brueggemann – 3. Solidarity

We'll structure our time as follows: • For the first 15 minutes we'll catch up, then pray for one another's work. (There's no obligation to pray out loud.) • For the next forty-five minutes, we will use a short video to launch us into a time of discussion and reflection. • We'll close with a time of lectio divina: https://www.anglicancommunion.org/media/253799/1-What-is-Lectio-Divina.pdf. During the current climate you can join us via Zoom. Please email [masked] if you would like to join us.

Worship@Work

Online event

Through the lens of breaking bread together, Worship@Work will challenge you to: • approach your own work as worship; and thereby • play a part in God’s plan to put the world to rights. “When we worship something we find our worth in that thing. And when worth is found in God, it is found to give worth out. We can add worth through our work, and invite worthiness in our relationships. Worship thus shapes society, as worth is passed round like a parcel.” But what does it mean for everyday work to be offered back to God as worship? How might turning public policy into benefit payments, for example, be an offering to God? The seminar covers the following content: 1. Kings. If Jesus is prophet, priest, and king, then being like Jesus means being prophet-like, priest-like, and king-like [1 Peter 2:9]. 2. Creation. Whereas kings represent God’s rule – God first and neighbour next; priests re-present the world to God. 3. Fall. The Powers are good because they glue society together. Yet they fall to become idols, dividing society into “us” and “them”. 4. The Sacred-Secular Divide. Through the lens of the SSD (the so-called “sacred-secular divide”), the “sacred” and the “secular” are like oil and water. 5. Resurrection. This world will echo in the next. Jesus talks about drinking wine in the kingdom [Mark 14:25]. 6. Anticipating the Kingdom. Breaking bread together gives us a picture of the new creation [1 Corinthians 11:17-34], where there is no place for looking down on other people. 7. Breaking Bread Together. Breaking bread together helps us to reflect on our attitude towards work. This is because the workplace produces the bread and the wine. During the current climate you can join us via Zoom. Please email [masked] if you would like to join us.

Breaking Ground's Conversations with Walter Brueggemann – 4. Repentance

We'll structure our time as follows: • For the first 15 minutes we'll catch up, then pray for one another's work. (There's no obligation to pray out loud.) • For the next forty-five minutes, we will use a short video to launch us into a time of discussion and reflection. • We'll close with a time of lectio divina: https://www.anglicancommunion.org/media/253799/1-What-is-Lectio-Divina.pdf. During the current climate you can join us via Zoom. Please email [masked] if you would like to join us.

Breaking Ground's Conversations with Walter Brueggemann – 5. Reordering

We'll structure our time as follows: • For the first 15 minutes we'll catch up, then pray for one another's work. (There's no obligation to pray out loud.) • For the next forty-five minutes, we will use a short video to launch us into a time of discussion and reflection. • We'll close with a time of lectio divina: https://www.anglicancommunion.org/media/253799/1-What-is-Lectio-Divina.pdf. During the current climate you can join us via Zoom. Please email [masked] if you would like to join us.

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