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COMMUNITY GROUP RESOURCES

Practice of the Week

 The Bible as God-Breathed Story

What do we believe about scripture? What hang-ups do we have? How do you approach reading scripture (or have you given up a long time ago)? 

 The Bible as Alternative Story

All humans beings live by a story, a narrative by which we make sense of the big questions of life. Are you willing and open to allowing the Bible to (re)shape your story? 

Creation

Creation is placed at the beginning of the biblical story. How do you view creation in relation to God's story? 

The Character Course

The Character Course brings together the most up-to-date psychology with ancient biblical wisdom. In eight sessions, it covers key themes of Christian discipleship: learning, hope, love, forgiveness, gratitude, humour, persistence and curiosity.

This site has everything you need to run it: videos, leader notes, scripts and handouts. All free to download. It’s designed for small groups, but you can complete it however you like: alone or in a group, live or online. It works best when you share the journey with others. Each session has a short video to watch, a bible passage to ponder and a practice to try out. 

https://www.thecharactercourse.com/

Sanctuary Course

The Sanctuary Course is for anyone who wants to learn about faith and mental health. It requires no previous training or expertise—just a willingness to engage in dialogue with other believers.

https://www.sanctuarymentalhealth.org/sanctuary-course

The Bible Course

The Bible is a big and complicated book to read and for many it can be difficult to know where to start. Maybe you’ve been part of a Bible study group and want to build your confidence so you can study the Bible on your own, or maybe you need help connecting together the bits you’ve been reading. The Bible Course is a great resource, whether you are familiar with the Bible or just starting out.

  • The Bible Course helps you see how the books of the Bible are part of one big story.

  • Using a unique storyline, The Bible Course will show you how key events, books and characters fit together.

  • The video teaching, course guide and daily readings will help you grow in confidence as you read the Bible for yourself.

  • Acts as a great follow-on resource for those who have done introductory courses like Alpha and Christianity Explored.

https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/explore-the-bible/the-bible-course/

The ReFrame Course

Run by Regant College, the ReFrame course is a 10 course video series that aims to help you live out faith in everyday life, encouraging you to encounter Jesus afresh and allowing his story to shape your own. This first session explores how a fragmented and complex world can tempt Christians to either withdraw from or assimilate to the culture around them. However, the true story of Jesus enables Christians to resist these temptations and live integrated and faithful lives.

https://www.reframecourse.com/

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