Whilst we are in the midst of this coronavirus crisis, washing our hands frequently and maintaining our distance from those outside our own households, we are no longer able to come together to enjoy the delights of being together and of Bible classes in the way to which we have been accustomed.
Many group leaders will understandably be looking at ways in which they can continue to nurture their own local communities at this challenging time, but we wanted to do something for those up and down the land who might either be feeling particularly isolated, or perhaps be in need of something extra to help pass the time as they work from home. We also recognise that there are many who are having to continue working under difficult conditions, and we are particularly thankful for their contribution to our well-being.
In light of this we will be hosting a number of weekly Bible Classes online for the foreseeable future. These will be open to anyone who wants to be a part of a live, online class, and who has access to a computer or similar object. We have decided to hold these at slightly varied times to make sessions accessible to as many as possible. And you are free to be a part of whichever and however many classes you may choose.
We will also be hosting a Quiz Night each Friday evening to provide some light-hearted, educational, entertainment!
Unlike our Sunday morning messages which we will be hosting on YouTube, we’re going to be hosting these classes on Zoom. You may want to download the Zoom client or app – you shouldn’t have to, but it would improve the experience if you did. Please find the schedule below. Clicking on the image or title should bring you to the relevant Zoom session. Thank you.
If you need help in accessing and using Zoom, please click here.
To download a full schedule, please click here.
We have decided not to record live online classroom sessions so as not to impede participation and discussion. We will, however, be making available recordings of the presentations for any who wish to catch up or review the material presented in the classes. These will be available here.
To let us know your thoughts on these classes, and to help us plan the way forward, please take a few minutes to complete our survey here. Thank you.
A twelve week series working our way through this essential letter from the first century. At times rather shocking, this letter is as relevant today as when first penned. Almost certainly written by one with a most intimate knowledge of Jesus, at a time when faith was in danger of becoming little more than a fashionable pastime, this letter has much to say about the reality of faith and the true nature of what we know as ‘religion’.
Presenter: Patrick Boyns
Over twelve weeks through Job we will deal with the central problem of life: suffering. A good, righteous man loses everything. Why should he suffer? Why isn’t evil punished? What is God doing? Answers everyone who’s experienced pain or loss wants to know. Job’s own heart is examined, his friends offer useless advice and the book reaches its climax by challenging God himself.
Presenter: Mark Hill
A twelve week series exploring the book of Ecclesiastes in which we find Solomon at the end of his life, searching for a meaning to his existence. After declaring everything futile and worthless, he examines all there is in life to discover a meaning in living. After trying everything life had to offer, he arrives at the real purpose of our existence. This is a search that many can relate to as we examine the priorities in our lives.
Presenter: Jon Galloway
A twelve week series examining Paul’s letter to the Galatians and its central theme of justification by faith. Defending this teaching, in both its theological and practical ramifications, he also defends his position as an apostle in light of those who sought to discredit his character as a means to lead others astray.
Presenter: Jack Paton
A twelve week series reading through what some consider to be the most beautiful text ever written. Paul’s writings in this letter take us beyond this realm and into the heavenly places. If ever there was a time to be ‘taken away’ from this world – it’s now!
Presenter: Patrick Boyns
A twelve week series examining Paul’s letter to the Galatians and its central theme of justification by faith. Defending this teaching, in both its theological and practical ramifications, he also defends his position as an apostle in light of those who sought to discredit his character as a means to lead others astray. (Live ‘repeat’)
Presenter: Jack Paton
Some light-hearted, educational, entertainment!
This really is for everyone – nothing too testing (promise!).
You might want to have a pen and paper handy – plus a box of choccies to award yourself if you happen to win. We’d love to present these personally, but under the present circumstances …