You will find here resources to help you grow in faith and discover your place in God's world. Who you are and what you do are both seen through God's eyes, who knows you best.
You are already spiritual: a guide to finding your soul
This guide comes from a conviction that everyone is already spiritual, and has a soul different from every person who has ever lived. It also comes from a conviction that in Jesus, God has come close to each of us, and yearns to meet us by the Spirit; but that the way God will meet you will be in line with the individual spiritual style God has given you, not the spiritual style God has given me. It was created for people working in church schools, but we dare to believe that it could be useful in other setting for people seeking to develop their own spirituality.
The Bible for Everyday
An introduction for anyone who would like to gain confidence in finding their way around the Bible. You do not need to have opened a Bible before to take part! The course gives a basic outline of the Bible and its contents and looks at how we can read the Bible for ourselves.
Discovering your SHAPE
Find out who God made you to be and the gifts you have been given.
Facilitating Small Groups
Whether it is an enquirer’s group, a Lent course, or a PCC sub group, the skills required for helping a group of people learn together have much in common. This course will help participants learn those skills and improve their current practice.
Time to Share
Learn to talk about your faith. To find out when a course is happening contact Hillary Henry via email.
Living distinctively and witnessing effectively: how prayer can shape the way we share our faith.
Calling All Seniors
Exploring the role of seniors in the work of evangelism.
Video on how to read the Bible in a service: https://vimeo.com/416642501
Video on how to lead intercessions: https://vimeo.com/416640641
Growing in Wholeness
Witness at Work: Relating faith to everyday life
Who are the courses for?
The courses are intended for anyone who would like to meet with others to explore and learn more about different aspects of the Christian faith.
Each course is designed to be led by a local tutor and lasts for five or six weeks, during which time the members meet for a weekly session lasting about two hours (with a break for refreshments). Each course may be run over two Saturdays if there is the demand. The courses include input from the tutor, various activities and handouts and plenty of time to discuss with other members of the group.
Who and Where?
Each course needs a local tutor willing to commit to leading the course as well as an appropriate venue. An individual parish may want to run a course or a group of parishes or a deanery. Some training for tutors is available from the diocese if required.
If you would like further information about the courses or suggestions of someone who could lead such a course, please contact Caroline Harding or call 01245 294454.