Introducing the Christian Faith - an adult learning course, leading to new/renewed discipleship.
Method: Over 10 weeks to look at central Christian/church themes; Sharing with you something of the mystery of God's Life in Christ, and ours in his.
Learning Outcome: to equip you better in your knowledge of Christian themes, the bible, and the life of the Church.
Spiritual Growth:to prepare you for responding to God's call; deepening your faith; 'Helping you to be a baptized participant in the church of Christ'.
Week 1 The living Trinity
Week 2 The Bible Old Testament - what sort of books New Testament - Gospels, Letters, Acts, Revelation
Week 3 What does the OT tell us about preparing for Jesus? (The prophets) What do the gospels tell us about his life and death? What does St. Paul tell us about Jesus?
Week 4 Where do we look to see the life of the church in the NT? What does the church look like at this early time?
Week 5 What is the Holy Spirit doing in my life? How are our lives 'altered' by the Spirit of God? Prayer
Week 6 How do we experience Jesus? The Church The Sacraments (brief mention of the Eucharist)
Week 7 The Eucharist- how are our lives shaped by it? What goes on in it?
Week 8 What does discipleship really mean? Baptism and Confirmation in more detail?
Week 9 How do we decide what to believe as a church? Creeds Ethics - life, death, power, service, sex Current thinking on difficult cultural issues
Week 10 What will our response to ministry now be?