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30th January 2015
What does it mean to follow Jesus? New Christians have been exploring this question and the practicalities of living life as a believer on our Foundations course this month.
Running on seven Thursday evenings throughout January and February, the course is well underway, with over 20 attending regularly and learning about the practical applications of prayer, reading the Bible and developing a living relationship with God. Building on previous Foundations courses that have focused on laying foundational truths to the faith, the current sessions also have a strong emphasis on helping individuals to walk with God in a way that works for them.
Each session across these weeks includes a five-minute 'interview' with a member of King's, answering questions on a particular aspect of their faith – for example, prayer – and giving insight into the way that they've learnt to connect with God in this area. After this, there is a short teaching session, and there are follow-on sessions to complete at home to reinforce learning. (We believe that you're never too old for homework!) There is also space for questions and answers within small groups, making sure that every question, comment, and even each word of Christian jargon, is clarified.
Andrew Bunt, who heads up the course, says: "The Foundations course so far has been brilliant; it is so exciting to see how God is working in the lives of each person in the group and to be able to help them as they build their new lives with God."
To help individuals discover the best way of developing a daily walk with Jesus and to lay hold of the truths explored on the course, we also have a variety of resources available after each session, including books, CDs and pointers to sermons and online resources. Our hope is that these will encourage people to learn and know more of God for themselves.
We are instructed in Colossians 2:6-7 to "continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built in Him, strengthened by the faith as you were taught". In light of this, please pray that those attending would really benefit from the rest of the course, learning truths and principles that will set them up for the future. Please also pray that the team would continue to communicate these important truths effectively and with wisdom, and that from this we would continue to see King's grow.
Posted by Sian Francis-Cox