What's On At St. Mary's

Courses

Christians Against Poverty Money Course
 

The CAP Money Course is a DVD based course that will teach you:

  1. How to build and live on a budget. This is the cornerstone of managing your money well. The session includes advice on how to increase your income and how to cut costs.
  2. The CAP Money system. This system will help to simplify your money and make it understandable. It operates using three accounts for your money: a regular payments account, a cash account and a savings account.
  3. To use cash instead of cards. Living on cash and getting away from cards means you know exactly where you are and helps you to spend less money.

Doing the CAP Money Course means you will be able to budget, save and spend on the things you want.

After watching the DVDs, trained CAP Money Coaches will be available to help you build your budget and answer any questions you may have. A unique benefit of CAP Money is that, if you discover that you can't balance your budget and pay off any debts, you will be able to access CAP Money Plus. This is an Internet-based debt counselling service from Christians Against Poverty.

Contact Christine on 0118 941 7170 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details of courses.

Parenting Children Course

Family life is under great pressure today. Parents face bewildering choices about how to parent effectively. Discovering you are not alone in the challenges you face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference.

On this six session course you can hope to learn practical tools to help support your children. Topics include: a vision for the family; communicating love; who is influencing my children; family values; guiding, shaping and boundaries; modelling love and respect. For more details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Freedom In Christ - Church Leaders Briefing

A Strategy For Effective Church-Wide Discipleship | future dates to be advised

Can you spare 2 hours to find out how Freedom In Christ Ministries can help your church develop a framework to help you turn converts into effective, fruitful disciples for years to come?

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A church with growing, fruitful disciples of Jesus is a growing, fruitful church that is making a real difference.

Understanding how to make fruitful disciples, not just converts who are getting older, is a critical issue.

Historically, discipleship has often been seen as 'teaching Christians to behave in the right way'. But just 'trying harder' leads to joyless legalism.

In practically all of his letters to the churches, the Apostle Paul does not tell us a single thing about how to behave or what to do until the second half of the letter. Why? In the first half, he helps us understand who we now are and what we have in Christ. When we know these things, the rest follows: we live for God not because we feel we have to but because we know and love Him.

Freedom In Christ Ministries has equipped thousands of church leaders to use this 'identity-based discipleship' approach. They have gone on to disciple over 200,000 Christians in 4,000 UK churches using our core resource, The Freedom In Christ Discipleship Course. They report excellent results.

You and other leaders in your church are warmly invited to a briefing event, A Strategy For Church-Wide Discipleship. In two hours, we’ll outline three key concepts for developing a church-wide discipleship strategy and introduce you to our core tools.

If you like what you hear, we’d be delighted to go on to work with you as you develop a whole-church discipleship strategy. We do not offer a 'one size fits all' approach but love to help each church team identify their specific calling and gifting and select the tools that are appropriate for their own situation.

We encourage you to start small and take your time. So that these key Biblical principles become part of how you 'do church' and you establish a solid foundation for years to come.

This two-hour briefing for church leaders and leadership teams will outline the concepts of developing a church-wide discipleship strategy and introduce you to our core resources, The Freedom In Christ Discipleship Course and The Grace Course. So that you can begin to work out how they might fit with your own requirements.

The event is a great way of working out just how to move forward with church-wide discipleship in your own situation and how to lay a good foundation for years to come.

You'll be able to ask questions, compare notes with others and make an informed judgement on our resources so that you can select the tools that are appropriate for your own situation.

If you can't find an event near you, our one-day Making Fruitful Disciples event is a great alternative. Failing that, we recommend our free Introduction and Sampler DVD.

This Week

09.00am Tue 12 Dec 2017
Prayer (in the Vestry)
09.30am Sun 17 Dec 2017
Family Carol Service
06.00pm Sun 17 Dec 2017
Carols by Candlelight
09.00am Tue 19 Dec 2017
Prayer (in the Vestry)

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