In the New Year people from across the Emmanuel churches are going to be teaming up to run the Life Explored course.
It worked well running the course for the first time earlier in the year and we’re excited about doing it again in 2018. The course is similar to the Christianity Explored. Each session builds on the one before and contains Bible interaction, discussion time and watching a talk given Rico Tice and one or two others. We sit around tables in groups of around 8 people. Each session lasts no longer than an hour and a half.
The distinctive thing about Life Explored is its starting point. Each week begins with a 10 minute, beautifully produced, wordless film that engages with the longings we have for fulfilment and happiness – the sort of longings we all have but always seem to be left unsatisfied.
Each opening film simply intends to provoke thought rather than provide any concrete answers. For a sneak preview of some of the films go here.
From that basis there’s an opportunity for discussion around tables followed by another talk. The evening ends with a short Bible study looking at a passage that sheds light on the topic of the evening.
Last year we found the films did a fantastic job of getting discussion going. The time always flew by! And each week we returned to the central them of the course, that all of us, whether we are religious or not, are all living for something and that life in all its fullness can only ever be found in Jesus Christ.
Join us on your own, or bring a friend. We’re keen to try running it different locations, so this year we’ll be gathering in the Emmanuel Meeting House to make it easier for city centre people to come along. We’ll make sure we park as many cars as we can outside the EMH, so if you or a friend will be driving in and would like to reserve a parking space let us know when you sign up.
More details about the course are here.