Here is Dawn's experience of the course:
"Living Faith is a fabulous starter course for those who have the itch to know more. It is a great way of exploring the Christian faith if you have just come to faith, want to refresh your faith, or a good way of Deeping your knowledge in a more structured way. It is facilitated in an informal manner, with structured sessions over the period of a year. Touching on topics such as The Lord’s prayer, The Triune God, the creation and nativity story. There is cd and PowerPoint to listen and watch, extracts from literature and class discussions.
It is a great starting point to go on to study in a more in depth manner, or just as a foundation to your faith. It is a great way of meeting new friends with same Christian outlook, and many lasting friendships were forged in the group I attended. It was easy to get into the swing of the evenings session, and pick up again if I missed one. It gives you a different perspective of looking at things that occur in our daily lives, and how as Christians we may differ in our thinking from the secular world. Pieces of music I’d heard previously took on a new light, films watched before were now seen through new eyes (i.e. Shaw shank redemption)
I would highly recommended this course, so if you are considering attending the living faith course, my advice would be “Go for it, you certainly won’t regret it”
Dawn Ellis - St Martin`s Parish Church"
This is a one year course principally for people who want to learn more about the Christian faith and discipleship and have done an introduction to Christianity course such as Alpha, or have been attending church for a while. Living Faith follows the seasons of the Church year and so supports the things we are doing and talking about in Church. It marks the key festivals. It involves some Bible study, examining beliefs and the work of the God through Jesus.
There will be opportunities to explore the call God is making on your life, and for some this will lead to further training.
Each term consists of 8 weekly evening sessions (there will be a break for half term) plus the opportunity to share food together.