- Can we question our faith?
- Who is Jesus?
- Is prayer answered?
- How do I read the Bible?
- Why is there suffering?
- What is a baptized life?
This pandemic has stirred up basic questions about life, faith, purpose, and God. In 11 sessions, we will seek to move deeper by engaging in some of faith’s most basic questions. Let’s gather for prayer, hear a presentation, and then join in small-group discussion. Through listening and sharing, we will wrestle with these foundational questions in each other’s company. As we do so, we will learn more about ourselves, one another, and the Jesus we are seeking.
Dates: Thursdays, 7pm from July 16 – September 24. Session length: 60-75 minutes
Who is it for: adults (16+) preparing for baptism, confirmation, reception into the Anglican Church, or reaffirmation of baptismal vows; those exploring faith for the 1st or the 50th time.
Attendance: Sessions are related to and build upon one another, so this is not a drop-in course. Please register in advance as you are encouraged to attend all of the sessions. You can request to be in a small group with someone you know.
Program Info: The program is a curriculum developed by Forward Movement, a ministry of the Episcopal Church to foster discipleship, that has been adapted with permission for the Diocese of New Westminster. Teachers and small group facilitators come from throughout the diocese. Participants will receive a guide for each session with an outline, discussion questions, room for notes, and suggestions for further exploration. The content of the course represents a broad and moderate representation of Anglican faith, practice, and theology. Sessions draw on scripture, tradition, and reason and encourage open-ended discussion. Clergy who would like to preview the content can request a copy of the curriculum from the Reverend Jessica Schaap, Missioner for Christian Formation.
Questions? Contact The Reverend Jessica Schaap, Missioner for Christian Formation