Reflect & Act – The Good Samaritan Course
This course follows the key themes of the Good Samaritan parable. It can be run over a four week period, such as Advent or Lent, or over a parish residential.
It blends the study of scripture and group discussion but it is especially focused on learning from real life experiences. It is therefore particularly suitable for parishioners looking to translate their Christian faith into action.
At its heart is the desire to build relationships, especially across boundaries. Reflect and Act courses have been run in a range of parishes both north and south. It has resulted in parishes taking all sorts of action to engage with their neighbours. Everything from special welcome events for immigrants to educational events for young people in a loyalist area
Interested in running a Reflect and Act course in your parish? Contact Stephen Dallas or Philip McKinley .
Hard Gospel - Loving our Neighbours
Six biblically-based sessions - to help your parish to discover the challenges and opportunities in your neighbourhood for putting into practice ‘The Hard Gospel.’
Session One: Dealing with Difference
Session Two: Identity: Freedom or Fetter?
Session Three: Welcoming the Stranger
Session Four: Boundaries and Bonds
Session Five: Building Peace
Session Six: Doers of the Word
Many parishes have already used this course during Lent. There are stories of new initiatives being taken locally as a result. If you have a story of how your parish used this material – we would love to hear it.
Please contact the Hard Gospel Staff for your copy of this course.