St John's regularly runs courses and has small groups for people who want to find out more about what being a Christian means and for people who want to grow in their Christian faith. For more information, please read the information below.
For times and more details, please check the Welcome Desk at the back of church, or contact the office.
Our Christianity Explored course is for all those who want to find out more about the Christian faith. It provides an opportunity to discuss questions in a friendly and relaxed atmospherel. We recommend it to all who are new to the church or who have recently come back to the faith after some years away.
We run this course usually at least once every term, often with options for people who prefer daytime or evening meetings.
Please click below to watch a short video introduction to Christianity Explored:
Growing in Christ
Growing in Christ is a new one-year training course which aims to help Christians grow in Christ and to equip them for ministry in the local church.
It is organised by a group of seven churches in mid Cheshire and the teaching will be shared amongst their leaders.
The course is 24 weeks, taking place over three 8-week terms.
To read the flyer for the 2016/1017 course, please click here.
Recordings of the 2016/2017 course will be made available here as the course progresses. They are also available as a podcast.
Housegroups and Prayer Fellowship
On Wednesday evenings at St John's we gather for prayer and Bible study. Some weeks we all join together at Prayer Fellowship, and the rest of the time we meet in smaller Housegroups across the parish. Our housegroups aim to follow the example of the early church as described in Acts 2.42-47, seeking to be devoted to Scripture, to one other, to meeting together and to evangelism. Here we can study God's Word, pray and care for each other in ways that aren't possible in a large Sunday service.
If you would like to join a housegroup, please talk to one of the ministers in church.
Dates for housegroups and prayer fellowship meetings can be found on the Midweek Programme Card for each term - please look in the Information box on the News page.
We occasionally run a follow-on course to Christianity Explored, called Explore More.
It is ideal if you have done the Christianity Explored course and want to know more, or if you are just wanting to refresh yourself with the basics of Christian life.
For more information or to find out when the next course is running, please contact the office or Mike Smith.
For those who have been Christians a while, we have our own Ministry Course, which takes a deeper look at the Bible, church history, Christian theology and other issues. It runs over a number of terms and indeed there is now a Year 1 and Year 2 curriculum.
In addition to the above, from time to time we run shorter courses which have included Our Anglican Faith (the 39 Articles), Evangelism, Biblical Themes, Parenting, Christian Ethics, Introductions to the Old and New Testaments.