Who is Christianity Explored for?
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.
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.
What goes on?
A meal is usually provided at the start of the evening (typically 7.45pm), so don't worry if you have to come straight from work. The course is normally run in several groups of 6-9 people, and after briefly discussing the section of Mark's gospel from 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 at about 10pm. Of course, if you'd like, you're welcome to stick around a bit longer to discuss any further issues you might have.
And you can ask any question you want, at any time during the course.
Is it churchy?
We hope not. It's not a church service. There's no praying, singing or clapping; you won't be asked to read aloud.
Each week includes a talk (or DVD) designed to explain an aspect of Jesus' words and actions and to stimulate discussion. Hopefully you'll find it challenging and interesting. The group leaders will facilitate discussion and try to answer questions.
Please use the form below to register your interest in the next course.
A daytime course for women on Wednesday mornings, takes place several times each year. See the Women's Groups page for details.
A group for international members will run on Tuesday evenings. Please ask for details.
The next evening course will be run on Tuesdays later in 2017, for six weeks.
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