A short course designed to help Christians talk naturally to friends, neighbours and colleagues about what they believe.
The heart of the course is about helping people to identify a single picture or image that embodies something of their faith. This is because the kinds of communication which best stick in the mind are concrete and rooted in story.
The course aims to be accessible and light-hearted, without jargon or inflexible methods. It has a number of emphases not always found in faith-sharing courses. These include the avoidance of one-size-fits-all models and the importance of honesty and listening. Each session contains a short video and encourages discussion in pairs and as a whole group.
Who is it for?
It is mainly aimed at small groups meeting in a home setting. It is for people of any Christian tradition and none. It has been designed to appeal particularly to people who would normally run a mile from courses on faith-sharing!
How long does it last?
It is a six-session course, each session lasting between an hour-and-a-half and two hours. Most groups will run Faith Pictures as a weekly course over six weeks, but other formats may be possible (eg a weekend away).
How much does it cost?
It is free of charge. The whole of Session 1 may be accessed and downloaded easily, by clicking on any of the links. To access and download Sessions 2 to 6, you need to register and log in.