Exploring Issues of Faith Youth Emmaus Group
Have you been thinking of enquiring about Baptism or Confirmation or would like an opportunity to discuss faith issues?
Or perhaps you never had an opportunity to be baptized or confirmed?
This is a group that offers the chance to meet informally to discuss issues of belief, faith and theology. We follow the Emmaus Course outline which was written by five Church of England authors. It takes its name from the story in the Gospel of Luke about the two disciples walking from Jerusalem to their home in Emmaus. The risen Christ walked with them, sharing their questions and helping them to make sense of their life. Likewise the course is about an accompanied journey, that is, learning with and from each other and from the Lord.
The course comprises some input, discussion, questions, group sharing and each week you will leave with an information sheet on the topic.
There are normally five sessions, (“Emmaus Lite”) and the dates and times can be set according to the different commitments of the group. It is most suitable for those over the age of 11 who might be interested in exploring more about their faith.
So if you are maybe thinking about baptism or confirmation, or would just like a chance to share your thoughts please get in contact and we can arrange a start date for the course.
There will be 3 main sections to our discussions:
• What Christians Believe to include: God is there and matters; Jesus-historical background, ministry, death and resurrection, and becoming a Christian
• How Christians Grow to include: Learning to pray/reading the Bible/ belonging to the church and Holy Communion
• Living a Christian life to include: living God’s way, Your money and your life, sharing the faith
The course has been enjoyed by a wide variety of people in different churches: those enquiring about Christian faith, people wondering about Baptism and confirmation; long term churchgoers who are looking for a refresher. There are no expectations put on any members and we aim to provide a relaxed atmosphere.
If you are interested in attending or would like to discuss taking your faith further through baptism or confirmation for yourself or a family member please contact The Rev Canon David Eaton on 01737 843915 or firstname.lastname@example.org.