DISCIPLE Course launches in Ollerton and Stapleford

Our new DISCIPLE Course launched this week with over 35 churches represented across the two evenings.

Disciple began on Tuesday evening at St Paulinus Church in New Ollerton hosted by Revd. Richard Hanford and worship led by a team from The Potting Shed. Whilst on Thursday evening, the team at St Helen’s Stapleford hosted guests from many churches in the surrounding area. At both evenings, James Halstead spoke on ‘Being Disciples with Living Hope’, exploring the real and living hope Jesus offers and the difference that can make in our lives and world.

In the discussion groups, attendees thought about what it means to ‘deny themselves and take up their cross daily’, where they find hope and what part God might be calling them to play in his church and the world. The evenings ended with a Q&A with James.

Revd. Paul Savage, vicar of St Helen’s, shared, “The first night was exciting to see so many people from a whole bunch of different churches and backgrounds in the room, as we took time to worship, pray and think about what it is to be a disciple today. There were great conversations around the tables and it was a lovely welcoming space.”

James Halstead said, “It was wonderful to launch the new Disciple course, with a real buzz and excitement at both venues. Do please pray for all those taking part, that together we’ll discover more of what it means to live the life Jesus offers.”

Following the refresh of the Diocese vision for 2030, Disciple is an 8-week course designed to inspire and equip people follow the teachings of Jesus into real life. Over the course we’ll be exploring the 3C’s of the refreshed diocesan vision in detail & practice with talks from James Halstead and others from across the diocese. Find out more here.

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