The Freedom in Christ discipleship course is for everyone – whether you have been a Christian for five minutes or 50 years.
It helps us to build into our everyday life the truths about the freedom Jesus has won for us. We’ve seen people who thought their lives were OK find even more of the love, joy and presence of God through the course. We’ve also seen God free people from the ‘baggage’ we all pick up in life. And God has freed people from doing or thinking unhelpful things.
We will be running the course on nine Sundays, starting on Sunday 18th January, plus an away day on a Saturday in March. It will start at 7:00pm on Sundays and finish promptly at 9:00pm. It will be every Sunday from 18th January to 22nd March, but with no meeting on 15th February.
The Hub, our students and 20s community, will also be going through the course, again starting on Sunday 18th January.
A typical Sunday evening will be:
· Coffee, tea and cakes
· Two or three videos, each about 10 to 15 minutes, with clear teaching from the Bible about the freedom Jesus has won for us, and examples and testimonies of how that works out in our lives
· ‘Pause for Thought’ times, with an opportunity to discuss the teaching in small groups
The away day then allows time for the Holy Spirit to apply this teaching into each person’s life. The day can be just time for each individual to be with God, with prayer guided by suggestions from a DVD. Or some people may prefer to have another person guide them through it. It is straightforward, gentle and kind. It is facilitated by ordinary Christians.
You may have done the ‘Steps to Freedom in Christ’ away day previously, but this course contains a lot more. There is practical Bible-based teaching, and testimonies of how the Holy Spirit has changed lives. Even if you’ve done the away day before, come again on the course! Many people have used it as a regular spiritual ‘MOT’!
For more information or to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to Richard or Sheila Alty, Keith Mallard, Christine Knowles, Sharyn Maxwell, Caroline Molloy or Alan Bell.