CE is an informal course for people who believe that the God of the Bible is real and they would like to investigate Christianity. It explores what it is to be a Christian and all questions are encouraged.Â Please contact the office for more information - Â or call 0161 428 8050
So what is Christianity Explored?
Christianity Explored is an informal course for people who would like to investigate Christianity or brush up on the basics. We explore who Jesus was, what his aims were, and what it means to follow him.
You wonâ€™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 itâ€™s been designed to suit different age ranges and people.
Q. Who is Christianity Explored for?Christianity Explored is for anyone who wants to investigate Christianity, and Jesus in particular. Itâ€™s run informally with a group of people. Whether you have previous experience of Church, Christians and the Bible, or none at all, whether youâ€™re the most sympathetic Sunday schooler or a convinced atheist, youâ€™re very welcome. 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?Christianity Explored normally runs in groups of six to nine people, itâ€™s video based and includes discussion on the theme of the week. It also includes some optional homework.Â Of course, if youâ€™d like, youâ€™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.â€™
The themes are:
Session 1: Good News
Session 2: Identity
Session 3: Sin
Session 4: The Cross
Session 5: Resurrection
Session 6: Grace
Session 7: Video evening
Q. How much does the course cost?Nothing â€“ but some courses might ask for a small contribution towards any food provided (not while weâ€™re running online as we canâ€™t work out how to provide food and drinks over Zoom Â ).
Q. Do I have to bring anything?No, all course materials are provided.
Q. Is it â€˜churchyâ€™?We hope not. Itâ€™s not a church service. Thereâ€™s no praying, singing, or clapping, and you wonâ€™t be asked to read aloud.
Q. Am I going to get preached at?Each evening includes a video to explain an aspect of Christian belief and stimulate discussion. Hopefully youâ€™ll find it interesting, challenging and fun. The group leaders will facilitate discussion and try to answer questions.
Q. Do I have to speak in the group?Not if you donâ€™t want to. You are welcome to come and just sit and listen.
Q. What does the course cover?Christianity Explored focuses on Markâ€™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?As Christians we count it a real privilege to share the truth and relevance of the Christian message. We donâ€™t have all the answers but we believe that we have exciting news to share about Jesus Christ.
To sign up for Christianity Explored please contact the office to find out when the next course is starting, or sign up via MyChurchsuite