Would you like an opportunity to explore the Christian faith in an informal, fun and friendly environment? Are you ready to take the next steps, going deeper in your faith alongside others who are learning like you?
Here at St Mary’s we provide 3 short courses each year, starting with the Alpha course in January, and continuing with shorter courses in the summer and autumn. All these courses are free of charge, and usually begin with food, a good opportunity to get to know others during the course and make new friends.
Advent Course 2017
This year in addition to the usual three courses we will also be running a short Advent Course, ‘Called to be Christlike’. This will run on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm, starting on 29 November. For further details see http://www.stmarysrisborough.org.uk/2017/10/advent-course-2017/
The autumn discipleship course continues with part two of Jesus the Game Changer.
The autumn course starts on 4th October and runs for five weeks covering the topics: Care, Leadership, Education and Health, Wealth and Reason & Science. The evenings start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.30pm. As usual, there is a meal, followed by watching a video and having a discussion on the topic of the evening. To come on the course please email email@example.com and book your place
The new course for both the summer and autumn discipleship courses. The course is called Jesus the Game Changer and has received excellent reviews so far. The course is a 10 episode documentary series looking at how the life and teaching of Jesus changed the world and why it matters. Without Jesus much of what we know of Western civilisation would not exist as we know it. Jesus changed the world and He also changes individual lives.
The summer course starts on 7th June until 5th July starting at 7.30pm and finishing at 9.30pm. The evening will start with a meal, followed by watching a video and having a discussion on the topic of the evening. To come on the course please email firstname.lastname@example.org and book your place
Do you want answers to life’s big questions?
Is there more to life than this?
How can I make the most of the rest of my life?
What is Christianity, and is it true and relevant for me?
Come and Explore
If you would like to explore, discover or revisit the key beliefs of the Christian faith then this is the course for you. It is held on Wednesday evenings over 10 weeks starting on January 11th 2017, ending on March 15th.
Meal ~ Talk ~ Discussion
Each evening starts with a 2 course meal together, followed by a talk and the space and time to ask any questions. For more information see website: Alpha.org.
For more information on Alpha at St Mary’s email email@example.com.
The Autumn Discipleship Course is ‘With No Apology’ featuring Canon J. John and Joe Boot. The course is presented as a series of 5 intriguing taxi journeys, in which Canon J. John asks his friend and colleague Joe Boot how to answer life’s hardest questions.
- What about truth and the Bible?
- What about Suffering?
- What about other faiths?
- What about Creation?
- What about Jesus?
Wednesday evenings from 12th October to 9th November, starting at 7.30pm with a meal.
More details from our curate, Dan Beesley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
“I was eager to learn more about Christianity and its relevance to me. The Discipleship Course was ideal, a blend of scripture, teaching and group discussion.”
“You don’t need a friend for moral support as there will be many more people there in your shoes. The food was as promised, in fact the last course coincided with the Great British Bake Off and there really are people who can bake those technical challenges at home. I know I’ve eaten them!”