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Last updated 11th October 2018

Routes of Faith programme

The new Routes of Faith Programme is for anyone who is interested in learning more about their Christian faith.

Two of the key areas of Vision 2026 are Making Disciples and Being Witnesses. We believe that knowing the Scriptures, understanding what we believe, and thinking about how we show this in our daily lives are crucial to our journey of Christian Discipleship and our ability to be Witnesses to Jesus Christ.

We trust that the programme's modules will help you to: 

  • Know the Scriptures better 
  • Pray with greater depth and urgency 
  • Talk about your faith with more confidence 
  • Think about how we show God’s love  in action 
  • Reflect on how our churches fit in to today’s context 
  • Consider your own participation in the Church

You can do just one module, all six, or any number of the modules. The modules are  independent, so you don’t have to do them in any particular order or in a single year. You can choose whether to complete assignments, and what sort of assignment to do – they aren’t all essays!

Some comments from last year's students:

  • (Gave me) more confidence in sharing faith and answering questions  
  • Discussions enjoyable and stimulating  
  • The session on theological reflection has encouraged me to continue along this path and to take time out to listen and pray 
  • It’s good to gather with other Christians and hammer out the issues that face us today in the world and in our parishes.  
  • A great (re)introduction to theological teaching in an unthreatening (dare I say, friendly?) atmosphere.  
  • The course has allowed me to see how the Old Testament fits together as a coherent whole, and how strands can be seen which cross

The Module timetable for 2018/19 

All sessions will begin promptly at 7 pm and finish at 9.15 pm, with a drinks break partway through

Module

Venue

Tutors Date Module Status

Remembering the people of God and the Old Testament

Clayton Brook Community Church 

PR5 8HL 

Rev Andy Meeson & Rev Ian Enticott

Thursdays 

20th Sept – 18th Oct 2018 

1 place available

Responding in the power of the Holy Spirit: spirituality, prayer and worship  

Ingol St Margaret 

PR2 3ZU 

Elizabeth O'Connor & Mel Clarke

Tuesdays  

30th Oct – 20th Nov & 4th Dec 2018

1 place available

Exploring our identity through the history of our Church  

Bispham All Hallows 

FY2 0AY 

Rev Tom Woolford & Rev Mike Print

Wednesdays  

16th Jan – 13th Feb 2019 

3 places available

Believing the teachings of the Church: questions of faith and doctrine

Whalley Abbey 

BB7 9SS 

Rev Christopher Dingwall-Jones & Michael White

Tuesdays 

5th March – 2nd April 2019 

7 places available

Following Jesus through the New Testament  

Appley Bridge All Saints  

WN6 9DT 

Rev Mark Bradford & Ann-Marie Aspden

Wednesdays 

1st – 22nd May & 5th June 2019  

5 places available

Challenging the world and ourselves: ethics and mission in the modern world

Chipping and District Memorial Hall 

PR3 2QH 

Rev Fiona Jenkins & Ann-Marie Aspden

Mondays 

17th June – 15th July 2019 

1 place available

The Programme leaflet  has more information. 

The application form can be downloaded here.