Using Writing and Talking (UWaT); forgotten stories; hidden depths
What is the course for?
This course is for anyone who wants to get involved in the excitement of what it means to be a follower; leading, loving and living as an ambassador of Christ in the world today: making a difference; being part of a growing family.
Please note: This is NOT a creative writing course: the writing work is personal and private - not for publication.
What happens in the session?
This small group (no more than 4 people plus facilitator) is focused on, and explores, identity and self in the context of being a Christian in a modern world.
Each of the six sessions begins with writing the date, and then grading your mood from 0 – 10 (0= you feel awful 10= you feel great!)
At the end of each session you grade your mood again so that you can assess how the session has gone for you.
In addition, the session ends with you writing a Closing Statement about what you have learned in the session that you want to remember and has been helpful. There are 6 sessions altogether so, at the last session you will have 6 statements that will be revisited to help you make a final, enduring statement about your way forward.
This will be the key to your future in service with Christ.
What is each session about?
Session 1 – Names – Exploring names- yours and those that have been significant through life. ’Fear not: for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name; you are mine.’ Isaiah 43:1 King James 2000.
Session 2 – Stepping Stones – An overview of your life and how the past has left you feeling. ‘My times are in your hands’ Ps.31:15NIV.
Session 3 – Habits and Assumptions - How do your habits and assumptions affect your thoughts? Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind’ Rom. 12:12 NIV
Session 4 Difficult times – What have you learned and how can you manage your Christian life differently? ‘Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able... to stand.’ Ephesians 6:13 NIV.
Session 5 – Flow chart of options – What options do you have? Where might they lead? The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deut.31:8 NIV.
Session 6 - Celebration of Life – So... where to now? How will you take all this forward? But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession...’ 1 Peter 2:9 NIV
This course is currently taking place at Southborough Lane Baptist Church, Petts Wood, Kent