Living Faith Course

LIVING FAITH:   Next Meeting 4th March 2015

 7:30pm    ‘Growing Together’ - Heather’s house

Pages 31-41 Study Guide 3:  The Gift of Celtic Spieitualityl

For further information please contact:

 Paul Hobson

Email: paul_hobson@outlook.com

Tel: 01291 690782  /   079688 24449


What You’ll Learn: The Living Faith course was originally created by the Diocese of Bath and Wells in partnership with Trinity College Bristol. It has proved very popular in parts of Wales where it was launched by the Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan in Wales in June 2012. The course is designed for anyone to participate in: church members and those who do not attend church.

Those who sign up will study in groups and look at topics such as spirituality, questions of faith and exploring choices in life; other areas covered are prayer, the Bible, faith and church. For those who want to there will be the option of doing assignments during each module. All those who complete the course will get a certificate. Living Faith is very flexible and groups will move through the modules at their own pace.

Archbishop Barry said, “My vision for the whole Church in Wales is to try and provide a means whereby we can deepen our sense of what it is to be followers of Jesus. The Living Faith course is designed to do precisely that.  It is aimed at everyone who is interested in being a better disciple (and we all fall into that category) and to do so alongside others in groups.”

Revd Canon Richard Lowndes, the lay training and coaching officer for Llandaff Diocese, said, “This programme of learning is designed for anyone who is interested in exploring faith it will also enable you to grow your faith, deepen your discipleship, or perhaps to prepare for a particular role in the life of your church.  It is based on experience and reflection.  It is not academic like a college course.  It will help you to gain a greater understanding of God’s relationship with you, his Church and the world, and help you to grow and mature in your discipleship. Some people will engage deeply with the course, others will just be exploring these issues at a different level – it really is for all comers.”

Sheila Jones, from Penygraig, said, “The course helped me to discover a little more about who I am, a little more about God and broadened my faith a lot. It was challenging but hugely rewarding and fun

source: http://www.anglicannews.org/news/2012/06/archbishop-of-wales-launches-living-faith-course.aspx

 start date: February 2015 - Monmouth Diocese

Duration: approx 2 – 2½ years

Structure: Study meetings will be organised for 1 evening a week at members houses. This is completely free for the group to decide how to structure their meetings and there will also be a number of breaks lasting a few weeks in between modules.

Accreditation: The course provides the option to write structured essays for particular modules.

These will be marked by Francis Jones and will be rewarded by ‘credits’ recognised by Glyndŵr University.

Please note this is completely OPTIONAL, there will more than likely be members of the course who will be studying without taking this up so don’t let that put you off!

 

Charles Shepherd

Diocesan Learning Advisor // Diocese of Monmouth

Ymgynghorydd Dysgu Esgobaethol // Esgobaeth Monmouth

diocesanlearningadvisor@gmail.com

01291 672961