Seasonal Summer Learning 2017

For 6 weeks this June and July we're pausing our regular core groups to offer an exciting range of courses designed to help us learn and grow in specific issues and different seasons of life. All sessions will be interactive, with discussion and practical application for our everyday lives. All courses are open to everyone - this is a great chance to connect with different people from within our community and engage with a topic that is especially relevant to you. Led by members of our leadership team and other established church members, each course contains between 4 and 6 sessions (lasting up to 2 hours) and meets at different times during the week - see details below for exact dates and times. All courses meet at Christ Church (once you have signed up your group leader will contact you with any changes of times or venues).

Please sign up now via eventbrite so that we know who to expect and can contact you with any additional information.

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The START course (Leaders: Steve & Jane Buxton)
Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm | 6 sessions: 6/6, 13/6, 20/6, 27/6, 4/7, 11/7
An opportunity to explore life’s big questions over 6 interactive sessions discussing God, Jesus and the journey of life. No previous experience or knowledge of Christianity or the church necessary. Each session is based around short, lively DVD programmes, with down-to-earth ‘vox pop’ interviews and settings. There’s time to chat, interactive exercises and space for reflection - all in a style that aims to be honest and enjoyable.

Songwriting (Leader: Kay Marie Stroud)
Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm | 4 sessions: 20/6, 27/6 4/7 11/7
Are you an aspiring wordsmith or enjoy crafting a tune? These workshops will encourage us in the art of songwriting, whilst also looking at the gaps in our repertoire and collaborate with each other to write profound and authentic worship songs for Christ Church. Each session will have a different creative focus.

Discovering Jesus Through Asian Eyes (Leader: Shamira Jamani)
Sundays 2-3.30pm | 6 sessions: 11/6, 18/6, 25/6, 2/7, 9/7, 16/7
The ‘Jesus through Asian eyes’ course seeks to help us give brief but helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions that Asian people from different backgrounds ask about Jesus and the Christian faith. The course provides a biblical base from which to explore further the answers to these questions. Come and join us!

Biblical Themes (Leader: Paul Cable)
Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm | 6 sessions: 15/6, 22/6, 29/6, 6/7, 13/7, 20/7
Drawing from the excellent video resources by The Bible Project, over 6 weeks Paul Cable will lead us through 6 core Biblical themes: The Law, Atonement, Holiness, Kingdom, Image of God & Heaven and Earth. These interactive and practical sessions are for both those opening the Bible for the first time as well as those looking for fresh insight and understanding.

Learning to Heal (Leader: Barbara Workman)
Wednesday evenings, 7.45-9.45pm | 4 sessions: 21/6, 28/6, 5/7, 12/7
This informal short course is based on teaching from New Wine, and uses some teaching from a DVD as well as ‘hands on’ experience in a safe environment. The training is aimed to equip individuals to pray for each other in the power of the Holy Spirit, demonstrating the Kingdom of God is among us. Suitable for those wanting a refresher or first timers.

Get Together (Leaders: Steve Buxton & Jane Atfield)
Wednesdays 6.30-8.30pm | Meets every week in June & July
An opportunity to join in with one of our longer-term ministries and gain a taster of what God is doing by sharing hospitality among a diverse gathering of people. Come once, no obligations. A great place to put your faith into action and grow in maturity in your walk with God. Includes food and a variety of entertainment.

The Meaning of Marriage (Leaders: Simon & Amy Durrant)
Wednesdays 8-9.30pm | 7/6, 14/6, 21/6, 28/6, 12/7, 19/7
Based on a DVD and study materials by Tim & Kathy Keller, this course sets out a beautiful vision for what marriage is about and how it can be lived out. Suitable for Christians, skeptics, singles, engaged and long-time married couples. (Assistance with babysitting may be possible, please contact Simon & Amy Durrant)

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