Q. What are the aims of the Deepening Discipleship Course?
A. The aims of the Deepening Discipleship Course are:
- To understand the journey of discipleship and our own unique calling
- To identify and apply key gospel discipleship practices as a basis of our own service
- To reflect on the growth and development of Christian communities
Q. How long is the course?
A. The course consists of eight 2-hour sessions. Usually these are held weekly* * with gaps for School holidays etc.
Q. Will there be lots of homework?
A. There will be a small amount of preparation work between sessions (e.g. completion of a questionnaires and thinking through the application of what you are learning.)
Q. Is there an opportunity for delving deeper?
A. Yes. Most sessions will have details of optional further reading.
Q. What support can I expect from the Deepening Discipleship team?
A. You can expect that the tutors will create an environment conducive to an adult group learning experience, and that they will be open and approachable. You can expect that the administrative team will endeavour to answer your questions promptly.
Q. What support can I expect from my parish during the course?
A. You can expect to meet 2/3 times with your course accompanier to reflect on the Course and its application to your discipleship journey.
Q. Will I be expected to continue with further study or take up a ministry within my parish?
A. No. The Deepening Discipleship course is a stand-alone course. There are no assumptions made about continuing study or offering for particular ministries within your parish.
Q. Can a church / deanery request a Deepening Discipleship course?
A. Yes. If a church / group of churches / deanery have 10 – 15 people who’d like to attend a Deepening Discipleship course they can request a course in their area. They need to be able to provide a suitable venue. Requests for a course should be made to Marianne Hambrook, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q.What support can I expect from my parish during the course?
A. You can expect to meet 2/3 times with your course accompanier to reflect on the course and its application to your discipleship journey. (Course Accompanier Guidelines)
Q. Where can I find out more?
A. Read the Deepening Discipleship leaflet downloadable