Are you facing disappointment? Hungry for more of Christ? Have you found yourself in Jonah or Job and lost in the Bible? Do you find others come to you for help and advice? Have you found yourself drifting? Do you feel young as a Christian? Do you find yourself out of depth teaching in Junior Church? Would you like to grow as a discipler of others?
If any of this describes you, then come along to MTC Lite – this year’s ‘Lent’ course, in partnership with the South-West Gospel Partnership (SWGP). It’s a light version of SWGP’s ‘Ministry Training Course’, and is here to grow and equip us as disciples and disciple-makers to strengthen the churches in Bristol for the sake of our witness to the city and beyond. Each evening is in two halves – the first half will be walking through the bible from start to finish with Mike Cain, followed by a tea and coffee break. Then we’ll all be back for pastoral sessions on topics like disappointment, depression and suffering with Paul Mallard. The combination should both lift our eyes beyond ourselves and help us very practically on the ground.
If you’re convinced already, you’ll need to book a place, then persuade a friend to come too.
If you’re not convinced yet, below is some more persuasion! If it’s not for you, is there someone else you could free up so they could go along?
Mondays 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March 2020, 7.45-9.45pm.
Emmanuel Meeting House, Lewins Mead, BS1 2NN
Cost: £5 for all 4 sessions to cover costs. If cost makes you hesitate about coming, please email email@example.com for a link for a subsidy.
Please use this form to book a spot.
Please note, parking at the Emmanuel Meeting House, being the city centre, is very limited. Please indicate if you would like a space, though priority will go to those with mobility issues.
Session 1: The Story of the King of kings, a bible overview with Mike Cain (Emmanuel Westbury, Bristol)
Many people find it hard to get excited about the Bible. It seems to be nothing more than a collection of outdated rules and morality tales. You pick it up somewhere in Chronicles and it just doesn’t seem to make any sense. But you would never do that with a novel. Once you see the Bible as one book, one beautiful story about Jesus, that changes everything. So if you have never seen how the whole Bible hangs together come along and be blown away by the story of the King who loves us and who has been unfolding his plan to rescue us and restore us to the life with Him that we were created for.
Session 2: Honest Struggles, with Paul Mallard (Widcombe Baptist Church, Bath)
Christians love to wear masks. We pretend that we are okay, when we are struggling to follow Jesus faithfully. We suffer because we are human and we suffer because we are followers of a crucified Saviour. In these sessions we will be honest about our struggles with issues like disappointment, depression and suffering. We will also be
honest about the sufficiency of God’s grace and the explore some of the blessings that buffetings bring. Where can we find help and how can we be a help to others? Come and find out.