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Fri 28 Aug 2015 @ 16:22
A beautiful @c_of_e prayer for this Sunday included in ‘Words for Worship’
Author(s): Robert Warren, Steven Croft, Stephen Cottrell, Felicity Lawson, Steven J. L. Croft, John Finney
Emmaus: The Way of Faith is a course designed to welcome people into the Christian faith and the life of the Church. It aims to involve the whole Church in evangelism, the nurture of new believers and ongoing Christian discipleship. Growing as a Christian is one section of this material. It includes five short courses to encourage believers toward maturity in key areas of the Christian life: Growing in prayer (4 sessions) Growing in the Scriptures (5 sessions) Being church (4 sessions) Growing in worship - understanding the sacraments (5 sessions) Life, death and Christian hope (3 sessions) Growing as a Christian is ideal as a follow on from: an enquirers' group; a Nurture or Alpha group; a new Christians' group; a confirmation class. Each session has detailed leaders' notes and fully downloadable (or photocopiable) members' handouts. This completely updated and redesigned second edition also includes a CD-ROM with all the session handout and supplementary handouts as PDF files.
"Too many people end up with roller coaster experiences of faith because the basic disciplines of their Christian lives are shallow or non-existent. Building directly on the Nurture course, Growing as a Christian helps new Christians lay firm foundations and maturer Christians take a fresh look at familar topics." - Felicity Lawson, Emmaus author
Canon Felicity Lawson is Vicar of St Peter’s, Gildersome in Leeds. She is co-author of Saints Alive! and co-creator of the Emmaus course.
Robert Warren was Team Rector of one of the largest and fastest growing churches in England, St. Thomas Crookes. In 1993 he succeeded John Finney as the Church of England's National Officer for Evangelism. In 1998, he joined Springboard, the Initiative for Evangelism of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. He is the author of a number of books including Building Missionary Congregations and co-author of the Emmaus course.
Stephen Cottrell is the Bishop of Chelmsford, and a prolific and much-loved author. Before serving as Bishop of Reading from 2004 to 2010, Stephen was the Canon Pastor at Peterborough Cathedral. He has worked as an Associate Missioner with Springboard, and has also been a Diocesan Missioner for Wakefield. Stephen is a co-creator of the Emmaus course and a co-author of the Pilgrim course.
Steven Croft is the Bishop of Sheffield. A former Archbishop's Missioner and the first Team Leader of Fresh Expressions, he is the author of many acclaimed books including Jesus' People: What the Church should do next and editor of Mission-shaped Questions. Steven is a co-creator of the Emmaus course and co-author of the Pilgrim course.