Faith exploration courses
Courses like Alpha and Emmaus enable people of all backgrounds to explore the Christian faith, both those on the very fringes of faith and those who wish to renew and deepen their understanding.
Click on the headings below to find out more about each course. For further information or support, do contact our Ministry Development team who can help you to consider which course might be most appropriate for you and your church community.
The Christianity Explored course aims to give people time and space to think through who Jesus is and why it matters. It uses Mark’s Gospel as its foundation, and encourages discussion around “tough questions”.
Emmaus: The Way of Faith is an evangelism and discipleship course designed to welcome people into the Christian faith and the life of the church. It aims to involve the whole church in evangelism, the nurture of new believers and ongoing Christian discipleship.
Pilgrim is a teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England. It aims to people explore the Christian faith in a group setting through participation in a pattern of contemplation and discussion. Pilgrim has two stages for those very new to faith and for those further along their journey. Each stage contains four short courses, each one focused on a major theme of Christian life.
Simply Christianity is based on Luke’s Gospel and is designed to introduce interested non-Christians to the basic message of Christianity. It is a five-week course, in which the leader presents basic material, followed by time for questions, reactions and discussion. It offers an opportunity for a home group to run an evangelistic event over dinner or in a living room.
The aim of Table Talk is to provide a safe place for people to begin to have conversations about the important questions in life. Feedback from the experimental sessions run so far in the Diocese of Bristol have been extremely positive.