- Every Tuesday at for 2 hours
- The Vicarage
- Address 3 Elizabeth Gardens, Kintbury, RG17 9TB, United Kingdom
I would like to offer the course below through Lent.
The course material produced by the Church of England invites us to think about the things that impair relationships identifying six ‘pervading evils’: prejudice, silence, ignorance, fear, hypocrisy, and power. These ‘evils’ hinder our personal growth as Christians, hurt other people, and create barriers that stop our churches from growing into Christian communities of welcome and belonging. They are the opposite of the fruit of the Spirit. It is easy to see these ‘evils’ in others; the hard work is to see them within ourselves.
It seems particularly important to have a good foundation as we consider our different responses to issues being debated within the national church.
SESSION 1 Listening and speaking – addressing IGNORANCE and paying attention to POWER
SESSION 2 Talking about confidence and casting out FEAR
SESSION 3 Talking about respect and acknowledging PREJUDICE
SESSION 4 Talking about openness and speaking into SILENCE
SESSION 5 Talking about integrity and admitting HYPOCRISY
Each session starts with a short video and has a downloadable coursebook.