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EMMAUS Course details


The way of faith: details of the course

Who is it for?

  • Anyone who wants to explore the basics of the Christian faith.
  • You don’t have to be a convinced believer to do the course - just open-minded.
  • Also suitable if you know you believe in God, but have lots of questions
  • It’s a suitable preparation for those thinking about getting baptised or confirmed

What does the course cover?

  • Basic Christian beliefs about God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • How to grow spiritually
  • How to live as a Christian

What happens in the sessions?

There will be a mixture of teaching input, questions and discussion. You can ask any question you want to. The group will be led by 2 leaders.

What about baptism and/or confirmation?

There will be an opportunity for those who are not baptised or confirmed to decide whether they would like to take this step.

I’m not sure if this is going to suit me…

Come along to the first session and try it. Then you can decide if you want to continue.

The content of the course

Part 1     What Christians believe

1     Believing in God

2     We need God in our lives

3     The life and ministry of Jesus

4     The death and resurrection of Jesus

5     The Holy Spirit

6     Becoming a Christian/ Confirmation

Part 2     How Christians grow

7     Learning to pray

8     Reading the Bible

9     Belonging to the Church

10   Sharing Holy Communion