[title size=”2″]Courses About the Christian Faith[/title]
In common with many other churches we run the internationally renowned Alpha course every autumn. The course is open to non Christians, people exploring the Christian faith, new Christians and more established Christians who have never had the opportunity to attend the Alpha Course.
The course covers the basics of the Christian faith in a relaxed., informal and fun way. It also provides opportunities for some of the ‘big questions of life’ to be explored.
Alpha starts with an introductory evening with a shared meal.
Freedom In Christ
This is a discipleship course for Christians to help them grow in their faith. It is suitable for both new Christians and also those who have been Christians for many years. It is held every year starting in late February.
Christians know that through his victory on the cross over sin, death and the devil, Christ has set us free but sometimes it does not feel like it! We may sense we have not reached our full potential. We may feel ‘stuck’ in sinful habits, negative thoughts, fears, unforgiveness or a sense of condemnation. We may find ourselves bogged down by the cares of life and yet really wanting to grow and mature in our faith. The good news is that when Jesus said the truth would set us free he really meant it! This course helps us to grasp the truth of our identity in Christ.
The Grace Course
This new six week course which we have recently piloted, is designed for those who have already attended the Freedom in Christ Course. Most Christians know that salvation is by grace through faith, and that there is nothing we can do to earn our salvation. But when it comes to day-to-day living, many of us end up trying to act like we think Christians should act but never quite managing it! We conclude that we’ll never be ‘good enough’ or ‘do it right’. Our joy evaporates and we finish up stressed out, burned out or fed up and discouraged. The Grace Course helps us realise that God’s grace was not just for the moment we were first saved but for every moment of every day. We are looking to run more of these courses.
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These courses usually take place on Monday evenings from 7.30 -9.30 pm. All courses have tea/coffee and biscuits/cakes provided although the Alpha course has more substantial refreshments. Attendance on the courses are free although we are very happy to receive small voluntary donations towards the cost of the refreshments.
The three courses each include an ‘away day’ which would normally be held at a fairly local venue on a Saturday.
To find out the dates of the next courses and for booking forms please contact the centre office.