Freedom in Christ
The Community Church runs several FiC courses every year.
There are three basic components of a course, which are:
Discipleship teaching that helps Christians understand who they are in Christ, the nature of the spiritual battle, and how to move on to maturity. This works best in small groups.
A ministry process called The Steps To Freedom In Christ. This is run between sessions 9 and 10 of the course and helps Christians deal with negative influences and unresolved spiritual conflicts. It is straightforward, gentle and kind. It is generally facilitated by ordinary Christians.
Help to stand firm in the freedom gained, especially through renewing the mind (Romans 12:2).
The course is comprehensive and exceptionally easy to use. It is backed up by books, audio material and training resources.
If you are interested in Freedom in Christ, please email the church office by clicking here and we will put you in touch with Vic & Laurene Ford who will be able to give you further information.
Grace CourseFreedom in Christ Grace Course
If you don’t first know God’s love for you in your heart – not just your head – it’s impossible for your life to be motivated by love for Him. Instead you are likely to end up motivated more by guilt or shame or fear or pride. You may be doing all the “right” things, believing all the right things and saying all the right things but there will be precious little fruit and you won’t experience the true rest that Jesus promised.
The Grace Course is a tool for churches to help Christians recover their first love for God so that they go on to love others and make a great impact on the world. Its objective is to enable Christians to experience God’s grace in such a deep and real way that love for Him becomes the main motivator in their lives.
It teaches the wonderful truths of grace but has an emphasis on helping people experience that grace. There are practical exercises, times of listening to God and a gentle ministry component, The Steps To Experiencing God’s Grace.
This is a follow on to the Freedom in Christ Course.