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Last updated 26th May 2022

Roots of Faith programme

Is Roots of Faith for me?

The relaunched Roots of Faith Programme is for anyone who wants to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Two of the key areas of Vision 2026 are Making Disciples and Being Witnesses. We believe that knowing the Scriptures, understanding what we believe, and thinking about how we show this in our daily lives are crucial to our journey of Christian Discipleship and our ability to be Witnesses to Jesus Christ.  We trust that the programme's modules will help you to: 

  • Know the Scriptures better 
  • Pray with greater depth and urgency 
  • Talk about your faith with more confidence 
  • Think about how we show God’s love in action 
  • Reflect on how our churches fit in to today’s world 
  • Consider your own participation in the Church

The six modules

  • ChallengingThe world and ourselves, ethics and mission in the modern world
  • RememberingThe people of God and the Old Testament
  • Exploring: Our identity through the history of our church
  • Believing: The teachings of the church; questions of faith and doctrine
  • Following: Jesus through the New Testament
  • Responding: In the power of the Holy Spirit, spirituality, prayer and worship

You can do just one module, all six, or any number of the modules. The modules are  independent, so you don’t have to do them in any particular order or in a single year. 

2022 Timetable

It is anticipated that some modules will run in Autumn 2022 and the dates for the modules together with further details will be added to the website once available.  It it is envisaged that each module will be a mixture of online and face to face.

It is planned that each will be a mixture of face to face and online sessions with the first session face to face, the following sessions using Zoom and the final session all day Saturday at Whalley Abbey (including lunch).  If you decide to attend with others from your church you could meet together on the 'Zoom' weeks and watch together and be your own 'breakout group'.

The evening sessions will begin promptly at 7.30 pm and finish before 9.30pm with a drinks break part way through

Module          

Challenging

Course Outline - Challenging

The details for this module have still to be confirmed and will be updated once available

Exploring

Course Outline - Exploring

The details for this module have still to be confirmed and will be updated once available

Remembering

Course Outline - Remembering

The details for this module have still to be confirmed and will be updated once available 

Responding

The details for this module have still to be confirmed and will be updated once available 

Following
 

The details for this module have still to be confirmed and will be updatd once available

 

Believing 

This module ran in Spring 2022 so will not run again until 2023.  For information you can see the 2022 course outline here  


Comments from previous participants:

  • (Gave me) more confidence in sharing faith and answering questions
  • Discussions enjoyable and stimulating
  • It’s good to gather with other Christians and hammer out the issues that face us today in the world and in our parishes.
  • I don’t think ever in my life have I learned so much in such a fun environment. I’d recommend it to anybody.
  • It showed me the whole sweep of the Christian story. I was amazed once again by the reality of the Resurrection.
  • The tutor brought things alive. It’s helped me to bring something more to people in my church.
  • The session on John’s gospel was just mind-blowing, because John’s gospel is such a love story. It was faith-enhancing. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done.

See interviews with previous participants here  

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