This course is for anyone interested or involved in Christian pastoral ministry. It aims to support and equip anyone who is seeking to share Christ’s love and compassion with those they meet, be that simply as a friendly ‘good neighbour’ popping in for a chat or helping with a coffee morning, or as part of a more formal church team such as pastoral visiting, bereavement, healing or prayer ministry, or taking home communion.
Please note that this course is every Thursday for 5 weeks on 23 Feb, 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March 2017 19:45 – 22:00. Attendees must attend all 5 Thursdays. Go to Pastoral Care Course to book on-line. The course is part of the St Albans Diocese ‘Equipping God’s People’ initiative.
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Faith Pictures is a short course designed to help Christians talk naturally to friends, neighbours and colleagues about what they believe. The heart of the course is about helping people to identify a single picture or image that embodies something of their faith. This is because the kinds of communication which best stick in the mind are concrete and rooted in story.
The course aims to be accessible and light-hearted, without jargon or inflexible methods. There will be some video content, and lots of talking! It will run for 6 weeks on Thursdays, 11.30am-12.30pm in the Church Lounge.
Session one, January 12th – Opening the conversation
Session two, January 19th – The Power of the Ordinary
Session three, January 26th – Travellers’ Tales
Session four, February 2nd – Talking pictures
Session five, February 9th – Companions on the Journey
Session six, February 23rd – Hidden opportunities
For further info speak to Jenny in the church office 01923 246161, or look at the Church Army website: Faith Pictures
This is our Sunday morning teaching series early this year. It is based on the book by J.John of the same name: The Natural Evangelism Course – J.John (ISBN 978-0-9928399-5-6)
The course is 6 weeks long – we’ll do it on Sundays and give out questions. Inevitably there is too much in each week so we are encouraging Life Groups to follow it up during the week. It also ties in with JustOne in July, and continues the series on Spiritual Gifts. It also links well with “Reach The Challenge” which we will encourage people to do in Lent.
Session 5 will also be a good lead into the plans for practical things during Lent.