One of the most important questions that anyone can ask is “who is Jesus?”
We believe that Jesus is the most significant person who has ever lived and is the one who provides a way for people to know and love their creator.
Jesus asked his first disciples this same question in the gospel of Mark.
“But what about you?” Jesus asked. “Who do you say I am?” (Mark 8:29).
To this end we run a course called “Christianity Explored” a number of times each year with the hope of providing space and time for people to explore who Jesus is and the claims that he makes.
Christianity Explored is a free 4-week course which gives you time and space to think about the big questions of life and to explore the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith - Jesus Christ. 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.
Check out the course website here.
If you'd like to attend a course, please contact us to let us know!
Frequently Asked Questions
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 believer 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
WHAT GOES ON?
The course normally runs for about 1.5 hours at the church or in a home nearby, in small groups of six to nine people. Each week there is a talk or DVD on the theme for that week, followed by a discussion based on a short section of Mark's Gospel. After that, you're welcome to stick around a bit longer for a coffee to discuss any further issues you might have. You can ask any question you want, at any time during the course
HOW LONG DOES THE COURSE LAST?
Christianity Explored runs for 4 weeks at the start of every term
CAN I PULL OUT IF I WANT TO?
Of course you can! No hard feelings!
HOW MUCH DOES THE COURSE COST?
DO I HAVE TO BRING ANYTHING?
No, all course materials are provided
IS IT 'CHURCHY'?
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
AM I GOING TO GET PREACHED AT?
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
DO I HAVE TO SPEAK IN THE GROUP?
Not if you don't want to! You are welcome to come and just sit and listen
HOW IS CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED DIFFERENT FROM OTHER COURSES?
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
WHY IS THE COURSE RUN?
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 truth to share about Jesus Christ