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In the Beginning

Length: 
11 sessions

Who is it for?

Any Christian who wants to review their peer & family relationships. This includes looking at our upbringings but also how we are living now as adults. Different issues will alert us to the need to do this: comparison, feeling empty, anxiety, shame, feeling fatherless, restlessness, living behind a mask, issues with authority figures, passivity, control, co-dependency, can’t say “no”, loneliness, low self esteem, rejection, stuck in unhelpful relationships, isolating, rage, self harming etc..

When does it run?

The next  London course will start in May 2016 and runs until the end of June. The course runs over 6 Monday evenings, 1 Tuesday evening and 2 Saturdays. The dates are:

  • Saturdays (9:30am to 4.30pm): 7th May & 25th June 2016.
  • Mondays (7pm to 10pm): 9th,16th & 23rd May, 6th, 20th & 27th June 2016.
  • Tuesday (7pm to 10pm): 31st May 2016.

How do I apply?

All applicants must fill in an application form and return it to the address on the form.

How much does it cost? 

The cost is £155.00 which includes an 'In the Beginning' manual, venue hire and all materials. Payment can be made in instalments if needed. 

What is covered?

  • Chapter 1 In the Beginning God – are we living as God intended
  • Chapter 2 The Cross
  • Chapter 3 Our Mothers
  • Chapter 4 Being my Mother's Daughter / Son
  • Chapter 5 Receiving Motherly Love
  • Chapter 6 Our Fathers
  • Chapter 7 Being my Father's Daughter / Son
  • Chapter 8 Receiving Fatherly Love
  • Chapter 9 Siblings
  • Chapter 10 Peers
  • Chapter 11 Staying on the Journey

How does it run?

Usually over eleven weekly evening sessions, although the London course is run over two Saturdays and seven Mondays. Each session includes worship, teaching from the manual and healing prayer in small groups. The groups are single sex and have two leaders and four delegates.

You can also buy the workbook for yourself and use it for private study, or use it with a prayer triplet / partner, counsellor or as a small group. See the Resources page. 

How do we start a local group?

Leading this course requires attendance on our Discipleship Week, being able to personally fulfil our leadership requirements and involves building and training a local team which we can help with. We usually suggest that you go through the course once as a team to familiarise yourselves with the material and then open it to new participants after that.

Can I sample the course?

Yes, we can come and run a Taster Day or Weekend of some of the teaching sessions with ministry in a main group. This gives you an experience of what the course covers.
Please contact us if this is of interest.