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Last updated 12th September 2019

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 previous participants:

  • (Gave me) more confidence in sharing faith and answering questions  
  • Discussions enjoyable and stimulating   
  • It’s good to gather with other Christians and hammer out the issues that face us today in the world and in our parishes.  
  • I don’t think ever in my life have I learned so much in such a fun environment. I’d recommend it to anybody.
  • It showed me the whole sweep of the Christian story. I was amazed once again by the reality of the Resurrection.
  • The tutor brought things alive. It’s helped me to bring something more to people in my church.
  • The session on John’s gospel was just mind-blowing, because John’s gospel is such a love story. It was faith-enhancing. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done.

See interviews with previous Routes of Faith participants here  


The Module timetable for 2019/20 

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

Burnley

St Stephen

BB11 3HL

Andy Meeson 

Thursdays 

19th Sept – 17th Oct 2019 

places available

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

Kirkham,

St Michael

PR4 2SL

Christopher Dingwall-Jones

Wednesdays

30th Oct – 27th Nov 2019

places available

Following Jesus through the New Testament

Caedmon Room

Blackburn Cathedral

Matt Cook

Wednesdays  

15th Jan – 12th Feb 2020 

places

available

Exploring our identity through the history of our Church

Chorley,

St George

PR7 2AA

Tom Woolford &

Mark Print

Mondays

24th February – 30th march 2020

(6 sessions) 

places

available

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

Churchtown,

St Helen

PR3 0HT

Elizabeth O'Connor

Mondays 20th April - 18th May 2020

places

available

Challenging the world and ourselves: ethics in the modern world

Upper Room,

Shireshead

St James

PR3 0AE

Fiona Jenkins

Tuesdays

2nd - 30th june 2020

places

available

The Programme leaflet  has more information. 

The application form can be downloaded here