Set Free – Unpacking what it means to be “born again”
Sunday Mornings – 6th January 2019 to 24th February 2019
In John 3, Jesus states that all who want to be his disciples must be “born again”. The purpose of this series is to improve our understanding of what is involved in someone being “born again” and entering into the full freedom of a proper new birth.
Reading contemporary Christian literature it is easy to get the impression that all that is needed to “born again” is to say a “sinner’s prayer”. We will be exploring how being “born again” is a process that involves the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
A series of study notes will be issued weekly to accompany the series. They will be designed for personal study and reflection, and also for study in our home groups.
…and then what?
Sunday Evenings – 13th January 2019 to 27th January 2019
In this Mini-series we answer questions along the theme … and then what?
Most people have only the sketchiest idea of what happens the second after we die. Do we float around with wings and take harp lessons? Is there really a hell? Will there be existence as we know it? Will we know and recognise our friends here, there or ‘in the other place’? Is there going to be a second coming of Jesus?
Sunday Evenings – 10th February 2019 to 17th March 2019
A letter written about 2000 years ago to the Church in Corinth turns out to be surprisingly contemporary! In this series we see how God wants His Church to flourish in a multi-cultural and secular society with more than its share of social and moral problems – sound familiar? Join us as we look at the first 7 chapters.
The Prayer Course
Sunday Mornings – 10th March 2019 to 14th April 2019
We take a journey together through the Lord’s Prayer as we seek to understand more about prayer and to discover it’s blessings and acknowledge the challenges.
Morning Series – 16th December 2018 to 30th December 2018
John’s Good News about Jesus does not have a traditional Christmas story. When it comes to Jesus arriving on planet earth, John unwraps the big picture and dazzles us with his portrait of Jesus as he shouts from the roof tops who Jesus is and what it meant that God became a man.
Evening Series – 2nd December 2018 to 23rd December 2018
God became a man? What does this mean?
How could it happen? And how does it affect us today?
Mornings: 5th August 2018 to 26th August 2018 @ 10:00am ONLY
Join us as we journey through the life of Moses, whose life was remarkable.
These will be All Age Gatherings suitable for the whole family.
Our mornings will feature some our talented Fulwood actors who will be appearing in an exciting, funny and thought provoking retelling of the story of Moses… Not to be missed!
Evenings continue at 6:30pm
Go Deeper – 1 John
Sunday Mornings – 27th May to 24th June 2018
“Stay with what you heard from the beginning, the original message. Let it sink into your life. If what you heard from the beginning lives deeply in you, you will live deeply in both Son and Father.” 1 John 2 v 24-25
Deep-sea diving is the act of descending into deep water and remaining there for an extended period. It is used, for example, in fishing for exotic sponges, coral, and pearls that could not be caught by other means; in examining and repairing the underwater parts of ships that cannot be reached in other ways; and in recovering valuables from sunken ships that would otherwise be undiscovered. With this in mind, we have selected five topics under the overriding theme of “Go Deeper”. So much in today’s society appears superficial and “shallow”. “Deep” implies something has substance, is profound and enduring. There are truths that God reveals when we “go deep” into his Word; 1 John encourages and exhorts us to go deeper in Christ to catch and discover amazing truths we would otherwise miss.
Larger than Life – Elijah and Elisha
Sunday Evenings – 27th May to 24th June 2018
The Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Kings introduce us to two extraordinary Men of God; Elijah and Elisha. They were voices for God in a divided nation led by largely ungodly Rulers and their stories challenge us about the way we live in our own divided and post-Christian society.
SONGS FOR ALL SEASONS
Mornings – 14th January to 4th February 2018
As one singer song writer once put it, “Sad songs say so much!”
We somehow find a way to sing, or at least have a song for all seasons of our lives. Happy or sad, in love or struggling with life, somehow, we sing!
Psalms is the song book of the Bible. 150 songs expressing an incredible range of thoughts, feelings, hopes, beliefs and experiences. We will share a short series from some favourite Psalms to help us sing when we are winning and, yes when we feel like we are losing it!
WHEN THE DEVIL KNOCKS
Evenings – 14th January to 4th February 2018
In this 4 week series we look at who the Devil is, and how he attempts to attack our lives in various ways. We will find that as people of faith in Jesus we can have the strength and confidence to resist him.
1 Peter 5 v 9 “Be alert! Your enemy the Devil prowls around…resist him, standing firm in the faith”.
PRAYER THROUGH LENT
Mornings and Evenings – 11th March to 25th March 2018
Many Christians will readily admit that prayer is one of the most difficult things we attempt. The disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. Sounds very spiritual, but they then fell asleep praying at one of the most important times in Jesus’ life. At least they asked Jesus to teach and they did learn to prioritise prayer!
We believe that prayer is the privilege of communion with God. As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we honour our founder members who prayed for this church before it was ever built.
So how do we inherit their legacy? How do we pray?
What I really, really want to know is…
Mornings – 8th April to 22nd April 2018
The questions most non-church folk ask are simple and direct – but so profound that many find them difficult to answer. They reflect the age in which we live, where everyone’s opinion of truth is valid, as long as it doesn’t give offence.
This is an occasional series to answer some of these questions. It is designed both for enquirers and to help those who’ve been asked those questions, but didn’t know how to respond.
Mornings – 8th October 2017 to 3rd December 2017
A stunt kite is only be free to loop the loop because of the tension in its strings. The very thing that ties the kite down is the very thing that sets it free.
Freedom is a huge issue. We protest when it is taken from us. We protect our right to be free. Many people are prepared to march and fight for freedom.
But what does it mean to be a Free Methodist? And is our identity of being a ‘people of freedom’ worth fighting for?
Titus – “Living to Do Good”
Evenings – 1st October 2017 to 15th October 2017
Titus is, along with 1 & 2 Timothy, a ‘Pastoral Epistle’. It was written by the Apostle Paul, sometime after his release from imprisonment in Rome (Acts 28), to Titus, one of Paul’s converts and companions – “…my true son in our common faith” (1:4). In this letter see Paul as a fatherly pastor handing down wisdom to the young man who is responsible for organising and leading the church on the Greek island of Crete. Although obviously addressing the issues of the day, and in a different context to our own, Paul’s wisdom echoes through the ages to all Christians. Paul writes in response to the errors of the church in Crete, not to condemn them, but to so that “…they will be sound in the faith” (1:13).
Evenings – 29th October to 26th November
The Bible’s ‘Big Names’ of faith are often spoken about, but we are also commended to consider the impact of people we may never have heard of. People like ourselves, who made a difference, but are overlooked. This series aims to remedy that, as we look at some ‘ordinary giants’ who God was able to use in remarkable ways. We will be challenged and encouraged to see we have nothing to prove but the presence of Jesus in our lives, and our willingness to go where he calls.