Whilst our homegroups are not able to physcially meet, we hope that people can find different ways either online, on the phone or via email to connect with one another, to encourage one another and to grow in our faith.
HOMEGROUPS BEGIN AGAIN from the week beginning April 12th. This term we are following material produced by Open Doors, the missionary society founded by Brother Andrew, which supports persecuted Christians around the world. The course, called ‘Dangerous Faith’ looks at the Acts of the Apostles and how Christianity was a dangerous faith to hold then and now. The book of Acts tells the exciting story of the first three decades of the early church, taking us through a roller-coaster ride of wondrous healings, explosive church growth and miraculous conversions. But along with all this good news, there’s a darker undercurrent to the book. There is violence and opposition and death. This videos and discussion questions explore the dangerous faith of the first century church and that of persecuted Christians today and faces us with the challenge of what that means for us too.
The Dangerous Faith videos can be found online on the Open Doors website - https://www.opendoorsuk.org/resources/dangerous-faith/
It's a new term for our homegroups, many of which are meeting via Zoom, others keeping in contact by email and phone. The Covid-19 crisis drags on, so the theme for the run-up to Lent is 'Keeping going', with 3 studies from the letter of James encouraging us to do just that, which have been written by Brian Parfitt.
At the moment we are journeying together through the Beatitudes.