Christianity Explored is an informal 7-week course for people who’d like to investigate Christianity, or just brush up on the basics. Looking at Mark’s gospel, it explores who Jesus is, why he came, and what it means to follow him.
You won’t be asked to pray, sing or read aloud, and you can ask any questions you like. Or, if you prefer, you can just come along and listen. Christianity Explored has been around for over a decade now, and it’s been designed to suit different age ranges and people.
Christianity Explored is primarily for anyone who wants to investigate Christianity informally with a group of other people. Whether you have previous experience of Church, Christians and the Bible, or none at all, this course is for you. Everyone is welcome – from the most sympathetic Sunday schooler to the convinced atheist.
Courses come in various shapes and sizes. The traditional larger courses tend to be run in the evening and a meal is usually provided at the start of the evening (typically 7pm). The course may be run in several groups of six to nine people, and after a brief group discussion on the course material from the week before and a new passage from the Bible, there is a talk or DVD on the theme for that week. Then the groups discuss any questions that have arisen, and the evening ends at about 9pm. Of course, many people stick around a bit longer possibly for a coffee to discuss any further issues they might have.
However, the material is so flexible that it is now being used in countless different formats including very small groups and even one to one, and in settings as diverse as homes, prisons and schools.
You can find more information on the Christianity Explored website.