Receiving Christ – Taster Pack


5 Session – Taster Pack

Our convenient Taster Pack of printed materials comprises 1 course booklet, CD and transcript – everything a Group Leader needs to assess, and then to prepare for, the new course. And you even save a few pennies too!




RECEIVING CHRIST in 5 different ways

A 5-session DISCUSSION COURSE for groups – IDEAL FOR LENT or any time of year

“It is good to see that over the years the York Course has not become predictable or stale.”  Church Times review (February 2017)

‘To all who received him … he gave power to become children of God.’ (John 1.12.)

This raises big questions. Aren’t we all children of God anyway? Just how can we receive Christ? And what does it mean to have ‘a relationship with God’?

In a course crammed with discussable questions, John Young teases out from the New Testament at least three different ways in which we receive Christ. John’s course booklet is supplemented by four leading Christians, from a variety of backgrounds, on the course audio. Together they demonstrate that St John’s theology in his magisterial Gospel has very practical implications for our day-to-day lives.

Session 1: Receiving Christ: as children of God

Session 2: Receiving Christ: in the stranger and the needy

Session 3: Receiving Christ: in Holy Communion

Session 4: Receiving Christ: through prayer and fellowship

Session 5: ‘Christ in you, the hope of glory’ (Colossians 1.27)

The course booklet includes a good selection of questions at the end of each of the five sessions, designed to stimulate wide-ranging discussion. Each group needs 1 CD, and group members will benefit from having their own personal copy of the course booklet. In addition many groups find the transcript booklet, which sets out the words as spoken on the CD, invaluable.

The participants on the course CD are:

The Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds

Margaret Sentamu

Revd Dr Ken Howcroft, former President of Methodist Conference

Theodora Hawksley, RC Theologian

Please click here to download our A4 leaflet about this course

Please click here to download further information on some of the matters raised in the course

Please click here to download more information which you can reproduce to help you promote your courses – and/or use in pews sheets, newsletters, church magazines …

Please click on the links below to download an A4 poster and an A4 invitations template in Word that you can adapt to advertise your own course.

A4 Poster

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