Have you ever wondered what life is actually all about?
This short course will give you the opportunity to talk about it with people asking the same questions.
More than talk about it, we’re going to be investigating what the Bible says about life, as we look at the life of Jesus and examine his claims.
You won’t be asked to pray, sing or read aloud, and you can ask any questions you like. Or, if you prefer, you can just come along and listen. Christianity Explored has been around for over a decade now, and it’s been designed to suit different age ranges and people.
Commonly asked questions:
Q. Who is Christianity Explored for?
A. Christianity Explored is for anyone who wants to investigate Christianity informally with a group of other people. Whether you have previous experience of Church, Christians and the Bible, or none at all, this course is for you. Everyone is welcome – from the most sympathetic Sunday schooler to the convinced atheist. We will respect your background, culture and beliefs. Tell us as little or as much about yourself as you feel comfortable. If you’’re not quite sure, why not just join us for our first session to see what it’s about? If you don’’t want to carry on, that’s fine.
Q. What goes on?
A. The course is normally run with a group of five to ten people in the leader’s home, and after briefly discussing the week before, there is a talk or DVD on the theme for that week. Then the groups discuss any questions that have arisen, and the evening ends before 9pm. Of course, if you’d like, you’re welcome to stick around a bit longer for a coffee to discuss any further issues you might have. And you can ask any question you want, at any time during the course.
Q. How long does the course last?
A. The course runs for 4 consecutive weeks.
Q. Can I pull out if I want to?
A. Of course you can. If you don’t like it, you can go whenever you feel like it.
Q. How much does the course cost?
Q. Do I have to bring anything?
A. No, all course materials are provided.
Q. Is it ‘churchy’?
A. We hope not. It’s not a church service. There’s no praying, singing, or clapping, and you won’t be asked to read aloud.
Q. Am I going to get preached at?
A. Each evening includes a talk (or DVD) designed to explain an aspect of Christian belief and to stimulate discussion. Hopefully you’ll find it challenging and amusing. The group leaders will facilitate discussion and try to answer questions.
Q. Do I have to speak in the group?
A. Not if you don’t want to. You are welcome to come and just sit and listen.
Q. How is Christianity Explored different from other courses?
A. The focus on Mark’s Gospel, with its emphasis on who Jesus was, what His aims were, and what it means to follow Him, makes Christianity Explored quite different.
Q. Why is the course run?
A. Christians count it a real privilege to explain the truth and relevance of the Christian message. We don’t have all the answers but believe that we have exciting news to share about Jesus Christ.
Q. Who do I contact for more information?
A. Contact Jeanne Westgate for more info.