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Autumn Courses

This autumn term, set aside some time to focus on your relationship with God, and sign up to one of the courses we've got starting soon.

We want to help you grow in your relationship with God and also grow in the giftings you have. We're running a range of courses that provide opportunities for you to explore your faith, increase your knowledge, encounter God, and develop your gifting. There's something for every stage of your faith journey, whether you are just starting to explore Christianity or are wanting a more in-depth course.

Here's an overview of what's on offer this term:

Ignite Course 2015/2016

Encounter God and be activated in your calling, with our discipleship and leadership training course, Ignite. This one-year course will help you to encounter the love of God, grow in your relationship with Him, and be equipped and empowered to impact your world with the good news of Jesus.

When it starts: Monday 21st September.
When it takes place: Monday evenings, 7-10pm.
Where: Central Hall.

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Monday Bible Study

Grow in your understanding of God’s Word, with this weekly Bible study course. You’ll get to work through a different book of the Bible each term, and each evening session is open to anyone who would like to come along, even if you can't commit to every week or to the whole term.

When it starts: Monday 21st September.
When it takes place: Monday evenings, 7.45-9.15pm.
Where: Central Hall.

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Alpha is a free course for anyone who wants to explore life's big questions and the foundations of the Christian faith in a no-pressure, no-commitment setting. The first session is a taster evening, with live music.

When it starts: Monday 14th October.
When it takes place: Wednesday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm.
Where: Starbucks in Southampton (next to the main high-street entrance to West Quay).

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Teach Us to Pray

Grow in intimacy with God, with this series of six workshops that focus on what prayer is, what it involves, and new ways to pray. 

When it starts: Monday 2nd November.
When it takes place: Monday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm.
Where: Central Hall.

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The Big Issues

If you're interested in looking at some of the major contemporary issues we face as Christians today, and how we can intelligently discuss them with non-believers, then these Big Issues evenings are for you.

When: Monday 2nd November, 7.30pm. The second session on Monday 30th November has been postponed until the new year.
Where: Central Hall.

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On to Maturity

Get to know God in a deeper and life-changing way, with this series of six retreat days, each day focusing on a key biblical concept concerning our growth as Christians. Each retreat day is a stand-alone session, so you can choose to attend one or more days, or the entire course.

When: One Saturday each term, 10am-4pm. The first retreat day is Sat. 14th Nov. 2015.
Where: Shawford Parish Hall, Pearson Lane, Winchester SO21 2AA.

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CCTS Course: Introduction to Counselling (OCN Level 2)

This course is for those who want to understand a Biblical method of counselling and pastoral care, and begin to develop their listening skills. 

When it starts: Friday 18th September.
When it takes place: Four weekends between September and November.
Where: Orchard Lane Church, Orchard Lane, Southampton, SO14 3BN.

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CCTS Course: Creating a Culture of Care (Part 1)

A course for church leaders with pastoral care responsibilities, as well as for those who coordinate and give pastoral care in a church, the workplace or the community.

When it starts: Thursday 15th October.
When it takes place: Thursday evenings, 6.30-10pm.
Where: Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF. 

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