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Moving on into real discipleship to Jesus Christ
on 20 May 2011
There are many courses for those enquiring about the Christian faith, introducing participants to the living Jesus - Alpha, Essence, and Start, to name but a few.
There are far fewer courses to take new Christians forward into real discipleship - there's lots of milk, but not much meat around!
This book provides almost everything needed to lead a 13 week course, with a session each week, plus an 'away day' in the middle. The only extras to buy are an inexpensive paperback workbook for each participant, and a copy of 'Steps to Freedom in Christ', effectively a workbook for the Away Day.
We are running the course, which I am leading, for the first time in our Church. Members of the group, many of whom have been Christians for years or decades, are saying that they are finding it not just interesting and informative, but that it has transformed their lives and their relationship with God, as well as healing emotional wounds they have been carrying for many years.
Each session needs an hour or two of preparation only by the leader, as the leader's book plus the workbooks really run the course for you.
Presently, we are about to complete session 12 of the course. Members of the group have been excited enough to talk to others in the church about what they are experiencing. We expect to be running the course again next year, by popular demand from those who have heard about it!