freedom in christ

Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching … then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’
— John 8:32

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 a much deeper experience of the Holy Spirit through the course and released to follow Jesus in new ways.    

We’ve seen God free people from the ‘baggage’ we all pick up in life.  And God has freed people from doing or thinking unhelpful things.

get involved

The next course will be for ten Sundays, starting on Sunday 22nd January, plus a day towards the end of the course.  We’ll meet for tea and coffee at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start on the Sundays and finish promptly at 9:10pm.  It will be every Sunday from 22nd January to 19th March, then 2nd April. 

The day will be Saturday 25th March from 10:15am to about 3:45pm for some people, and for others on a date arranged to suit them.

A typical Sunday evening will be:

·         Coffee, tea and biscuits

·         Worship

·         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 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 many people prefer to have another person guide them through it.  It is straightforward, gentle and kind. It is facilitated by ordinary Christians.

is it for me?

You may have done the ‘Steps to Freedom in Christ’ 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 ‘Steps’ before, come again on the course!  Many people have used it as a regular spiritual ‘MOT’.

People who have attended the course said:

It has deepened my understanding, faith and trust in God.
Knowing that I am accepted and significant is wonderful.
It breaks through barriers to growth and gives a whole new perspective to my walk with God.
I know how to deal with strongholds that existed in my life and I know that peace is possible.
I have greater confidence in the power of Biblical truth and proclaiming it over my life.
I have seen improvements in my family life and my work life.
I have developed a real focus on Jesus and a further deepening of my relationship with him.
I now have a real belief that I am significant, secure and accepted.

For more information or to sign up, email fic@emmanuel.org.uk or speak to Richard or Sheila Alty or Keith Mallard.