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About Life Explored and Christianity Explored

What’s the big idea of Life Explored?
We all want to be happy. Why is lasting happiness so hard to find? Life Explored is an exposé of the little gods that promise us so much happiness, yet deliver so little. As it explores the Bible story (creation, fall, redemption, new creation), Life Explored shows how our deepest desires for happiness can only be satisfied in one person, Jesus Christ. The best gift God can give us is himself.

Who’s it intended for?
Life Explored is for those who don’t buy into the atheism pushed by popular culture and want to explored if there really is a god and if there is a god, is the god of the Bible the real one.

So What’s Christianity Explored?
Christianity Explored is an informal course for people who believe that the God of the Bible is real and would like to investigate Christianity, or just brush up on the basics. It explores who Jesus was, what his aims were, and what it means to follow him.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

    • Q. Who are Life Explored and Christianity Explored for?
      • A. Life Explored is for those who want to check out the god of the Bible. Christianity Explored is for anyone who wants to investigate Christianity, and Jesus in particular. Both courses are run informally with a group of other people. Whether you have previous experience of Church, Christians and the Bible, or none at all, one of these 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.
    • Q. What goes on?
      • A. Both courses are normally run in groups of six to nine people, are video based and and include discussion on the theme of the week. Christianity Explored includes some optional homework. The evening ends at about 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 do the courses last?
      • A. Life Explored runs for 7 weeks and Christianity Explored runs for 8 weeks.
    • Q. Can I pull out if I want to?
      • A. Of course you can.
    • Q. How much does the course cost?
      • A. Nothing – but some courses might ask for a small contribution towards any food provided.
    • 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 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 Life Explored?
      • A. Life Explored considers the big issues of life. Christianity Explored focuses on Mark\’s Gospel, with its emphasis on who Jesus was, what his aims were, and what it means to follow him.
    • 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.

 

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