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St John the Baptist Parish Church

Confirmation and Christian Basics Course

The course is open to anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Christian faith whether or not you wish to be confirmed.  Details of the Emmaus Course are given in the next column. 

The next confirmation service will take place at St John’s on Sunday 8th July 2018 at 10am. Classes for adults and juniors, following the Emmaus Course, will commence after Easter.

Adult course

Adults will meet on Monday evenings. from 8 - 9.30 pm on 16th, 23rd, 30th April, 14th, 21st May, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June, 2nd July 2018.  At The Vicarage, 56 Dukes Ride, Crowthorne.  Click here for details of the adult course. For more information please send us a message via the contact page, or speak to the Vicar or Gillian Gyenes.

Junior Confirmation

There will be a meeting for all those interested in Junior Confirmation on Sunday March 18th after the 10am service in the church office. The course will meet after school on Wednesdays. You can also speak to Rev David Ramsbottom or Carol Frost about the junior course, if you are interested

Details of the course

EMMAUS

The way of faith: details of the course

Who is it for?

  • Anyone who wants to explore the basics of the Christian faith.
  • You don’t have to be a convinced believer to do the course - just open-minded.
  • Also suitable if you know you believe in God, but have lots of questions
  • It’s a suitable preparation for those thinking about getting baptised or confirmed

What does the course cover?

  • Basic Christian beliefs about God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • How to grow spiritually
  • How to live as a Christian

What happens in the sessions?

There will be a mixture of teaching input, questions and discussion. You can ask any question you want to. The group will be led by 2 leaders.

What about baptism and/or confirmation?

There will be an opportunity for those who are not baptised or confirmed to decide whether they would like to take this step.

I’m not sure if this is going to suit me…

Come along to the first session and try it. Then you can decide if you want to continue.

The content of the course

Part 1     What Christians believe

1     Believing in God

2     We need God in our lives

3     The life and ministry of Jesus

4     The death and resurrection of Jesus

5     The Holy Spirit

6     Becoming a Christian/ Confirmation

Part 2     How Christians grow

7     Learning to pray

8     Reading the Bible

9     Belonging to the Church

10   Sharing Holy Communion