Do you have questions about the Christian faith? Maybe you've had a bad experience with church or "religion" in the past. Maybe you've been going to church for years but have lingering questions or doubts. Maybe you just want to better understand what Christianity is all about. In a seven-week conversational study, Faith Explored gives you time to think about the big questions of life, and to explore the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith - Jesus Christ. The environment is informal and relaxed. We begin each week with dinner for participants and their children. You don’t need to know anything about the Bible. You won't be asked to read aloud, sing or pray. And you can ask any question you want.
WEDNESDAYS 6PM - 8PM
Our Next Discussion Starts
September 28, 2016
At 6pm each Wednesday, you (and any children) are invited to join us for dinner and a chance to get to know each other.
At 6:30pm, children (12 months - 6th grade) can join our nursery or Pioneer Clubs program while you participate in Faith Explored.
Topics We Discuss
Good News: What are we doing here?
Identity: Who is Jesus?
Sin: What is wrong with the world?
The Cross: Why all the death and gore?
Resurrection: Can all things really be made new?
Grace: How can God accept us?
Come and Die: How can I have a life that matters?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Faith Explored?
Who is Faith Explored for?
How much does it cost?
Why is Faith Church doing this?
What goes on?
How long does the course last?
What if it isn’t for me? Can I back out?
Do I need to bring anything?
What about my children?
Is it “churchy”?
Am I going to get preached at?
Will I be asked to talk, pray, sing, or read out loud?
“I loved taking this course! I came in a somewhat rocky time in my life and really was searching for my purpose and for answers to many questions... Coming to the course opened a whole new interest in my learning more about Jesus and Christianity.”
“I want you to know how grateful I am for such an educational and inspiring experience for me. Everyone is so kind and the atmosphere is fantastic. It keeps my interest the whole time and keeps me coming back...”
Faith Presbyterian Church
720 Marsh Road
at the intersection of I-95 and Marsh Road
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Faith Explored is a seven-week introduction to the Christian faith. Each week there will be a brief talk covering questions like: Who was Jesus?, What Did the Death of Jesus Accomplish? and What is a Christian?. Following the talk is a small-group conversation where you can ask questions or simply sit back and listen. All viewpoints are welcome. Faith Explored is a low-key, low-pressure, and lots of fun.
Faith Explored is for anyone who wants to investigate Christianity informally with a group of other people. Whether you have previous experience of Church, Christians, and the Bible, or none at all, this course is for you. Everyone is welcome - from the most sympathetic church member to the convinced atheist. We will respect your background, culture, and beliefs. Tell us as little or as much about yourself as you feel comfortable.
Nothing. It's completely free. It's our gift to you.
Christians count it a real privilege to explain the truth and relevance of the Christian message. We don't have all the answers, but believe that we have exciting news to share about Jesus Christ. Faith Presbyterian Church desires to be a place where people in our community can come and learn about Christianity in a relaxed, non-threatening setting.
We start the evening with a meal, so you don't worry if you have to come straight from work. The course is intended to be conversational so everyone will be in a smaller group no matter how many people attend. Each week, there will be a short talk by a speaker and time specifically devoted to discussion in your groups. There will also be time every week specifically set aside for taking any questions you want to ask, on any topic whatsoever related to Christianity and the Bible.
The course runs for 7 weeks on Wednesday evenings.
Of course you can. There is no obligation.
No. All course materials are provided for you.
We will provide children programs free of charge for children from 12 months through 6th grade.
We hope not. It's not a church service. There's no praying, singing, or clapping. And, you won't be asked to read aloud.
Each evening includes a talk designed to explain an aspect of Christian belief and to stimulate discussion. Hopefully, you'll find it challenging and helpful, but the goal is not to preach at you. It's to stimulate a greater understanding of what Christians believe. The group leaders will facilitate discussion and try to answer questions.
No. You are free to just sit back and listen. We've established some general Ground Rules to make sure this entire course is non-threatening.
- Don't Be Nervous. You'll never be asked to sing, pray, or read out loud.
- Respect Everyone. Every person, every question, every objection will be treated with the utmost respect.
- Maintain Trust. Whatever comes up in the room, stays in the room unless permission is given to share it.
What Curriculum Is Being Used For This Course?
The Christianity Explored course is the backdrop for our weekly topics and discussions. You can find out more at christianityexplored.org.