This is a Page set up to give Church members details of COURSES, CONFERENCES and other chances to grow in the Christian faith
As these may include a need to in book for these in advance, please check the information carefully
The Ministry of the Church is there for all, including that of Lay Workers, some especially working in local Churches, and the 2012 Circuit Review included a request for all the Churches to ask and offer resources through the family of the Circuit
‘A Way of Being’
An Introduction to Person-Centred Counselling
A 12-week part-time course on Monday evenings
7th January – 25th March 2013
Please click HERE for details
This is being run by Network : Training
whose work continues to be an important resource for the Churches, still based in Henbury
SCIENCE AND RELIGION
If we politely ask how many Methodists understand the debate about religion and science, some of us will honestly say we are not sure what to say or think.
A resource, generously sponsored by the Templeton Foundation, has made available materials suitable for any intelligent group of members looking for worthwhile discussion resource
Have a look HERE
THE BRISTOL THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
The Bristol Theological Society meets up to five times a year and is open to anyone with a serious and active interest in theology. Membership is £15 p.a. (£10 concessions, non-members £5 per lecture, students £2 per lecture). For further application details, please contact the Secretary, Dr Mervyn Davies. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 0117 959 0181
November 29th Professor Karen Kilby (Nottingham University)
‘The Doctrine of the Trinity and the struggles of Modern Theology’.7.30 p.m. Bristol Baptist College.
March 7th Dr Michael Ward (St Peter’s College, Oxford University)
‘The Theological Imagination of C.S. Lewis’. 7.30p.m. Department of Theology and Religious Studies, 3 Woodland Rd, Bristol University.
May 9th Dr Peter Hatton (Bristol Baptist College and Bristol University)
‘YHWH’s Sprichwortduell (‘proverb duel’) with Israel in Ezekiel’. 6.30 p.m. Dinner, 7.30 p.m. AGM and Lecture, Bristol Baptist College.
June 13th Dr Berry Billingsley (Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and Reading University)
‘I grew up as a Christian but science is changing all of it’. 7.30 p.m. Bristol Baptist College.
TIME TO REFLECT
Reflect (formerly the Methodist Retreat and Spirituality Network)
has a wide range of events and retreats coming up in the new connexional year. Whether you fancy embarking on a sacred journey, getting to grips with the absence of God or exploring insights from celtic Christianity, you can find out more HERE
CLASS MEETINGS AND FELLOWSHIP GROUPS
-A Class of Your Own
Much is said, not so much is done, to reflect on the strength of early Methodism which came from the placing of all members in 'Classes' (in fact, the Ticket of Membership was often called the Class Ticket!)
You can find on-line a page suggesting a resource for Churches to see if they can re-discover the Class Meeting -which might well be a starting-point for those who say that their Church wishes to develop its fellowship meetings.
Please click HERE to see what is on offer
EXTENDING DISCIPLESHIP & Exploring Vocation
in our Bristol District
The Mission Shaped Ministry Fresh Expressions Course
will be run again in the Autumn of 2012, this will be done in conjunction with the Diocese of Bath and Wells and the Baptist and URC Networks in Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
The Course venue will be in Nailsea
on 20th October, 17th November,15th December,
19th January, 23rd February, 16th March, 20th April, 11th May
If you are Interested please contact: Andrew Owen
and look at the description of the present course in Nailsea by clicking HERE
'FOUNDATIONS', in association with TRINITY COLLEGE
The following Open Learning Courses are now in progress through out the area, including these Methodist Churches:
Bishopston (Tim Overton -Discover Life: A Study of the Gospel of John); Horfield (Anita Hart -Discover Christian Living : A Study of the Letters of Paul); Sea Mills (David Ball -Discover God’s Ancient Story: A Study of Genesis); Staple Hill (Barry Bishop -Discover Christian Living: A Study of the Letters of Paul); Thornbury (Peter Hatton -Discover God’s Ancient Story: A Study of Genesis); Victoria (David Hart -Discover Life: A Study of the Gospel of John)
For more information and to register interest in joining future courses please contact:
The Methodist Circuit Office on 0117 952 0115
Sarah Yates, Open Learning Administrator at Trinity College on 0117 968 0255
FOUNDATIONS is an Open Learning programme based on local study groups for anyone who:
wishes to grow in knowledge of God and understanding of the Christian faith;
is committed to systematic, disciplined and in-depth personal study;
is ready to learn from others in small discussion groups;
is willing to make use of God-given gifts for mission and ministry in the local church.
IF YOU NEED RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPMENT
REMEMBER THE SHOP AT THE NEW ROOM
36 The Horsefair, Bristol
With the closure of Wesley Owen bookshops in Bristol and Bath we remind you about The Shop at The New Room, which supplies an increasing supply of resources, Christian Literature and Gifts.
The stock includes:
New and Second-hand Books
Greetings Cards for all occasions
CDs and DVDs
'Creative Spirit' DVD, CD and Study Booklet based on the Methodist Art Collection
Hymn Books including 'Singing the Faith' Music, Words and Large Print Editions
Bibles and Prayer Books
Unique books about Methodism and its Heritage
and a range of gifts.
The Shop can order any Methodist Publishing items for you
All enquiries: phone 0117 9264740, e-mail email@example.com
or go to www.newroombristol.org.uk