Spiritual growth groups
Open Doors Lent Course
A WhatsApp Course
Course Leader: Ian and Christine McLean
Last year we enjoyed and were encouraged and moved by the Open Doors Lent Course.
This year we’d like to suggest that any in BVC who want to, do the Lent course with us and that we share and encourage with a WhatsApp group. We could also get together to talk about the content, after the service at church, on Sunday.
This means that people who normally can’t attend meetings can still be part of a group with all the benefits, except the physically getting together, and none of the hassles of travel and babysitting.
Christine and Ian
Lent starts 14th February so make sure you have a WhatsApp link to the group by then.
(See Alpha page and events page for more info)
Starts Tuesday 6th February 10.30am
Course Leaders: Ian and Christine McLean
Questions Jesus Asked.
Thursdays 7.30 – 9.00 Woodingdean
Course Leader: Daryl McPhail
This is a Home Group and as such everyone will get to play and have an opportunity to practise their gifting in a safe place. We will start with worship and points for prayer and praise, followed by the teaching and discussion and finishing with ministry.
Questions Jesus asked’ is taken from the teaching of Simon Ponsonby. We will look at the relevance of the questions in our walk with God.
Questions Jesus asked – schedule
Week 1 – 18.01.18 – Luke 11 verse 11
Week 2 – 25.01.18 – Matthew 18 verse 33
Week 3 – 01.02.18 – John 21 verse 15
Week 4 – 08.02.18 – John 6 verse 66
The Third Person
Tuesday 7.30 – 9pm Venue to be arranged
Course Leader: Daryl McPhail
This is a Home Group and as such everyone will get to play
and have an opportunity to practise their gifting in a safe place. We will start with worship
and points for prayer and praise, followed by the teaching and discussion and finishing with
ministry. In The Third Person we will look at the Holy Spirit in scripture of the Old and New
Testaments. The course will be practical looking at the work of the Holy Spirit and spiritual
gifts. Come, learn, share and have a go in a safe environment before going out on the streets
and really putting it into practise with Prayer Chair.
Week 1 – 20.02.18 – The Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments
Week 2 – 27.02.18 – Revelation
Week 3 – 06.03.18 – Prophecy practice
Week 4 – 13.03.18 – Tongues and their use
Week 5 – 20.03.18 – Healing and praying
We will arrange to go out with Mike on Prayer Chair, as a group, one Saturday.
Smart Investing –
A short course on investing money
Tuesdays 7.30 to 9.30 Hove
Course Leader: Chris Simmons
Chris has worked as an Independent Financial Advisor for over fifteen years, (until fairly recently) running his own company and specialising in investments. This short course will start with the absolute basics of Investing, answering questions such as what is a good investment, what are the risks of investing, and how can I get started. The do’s and don’ts of investing will be investigated, the risks associated with investing and some of the common misconceptions. All advice given will be generic, past performance is not a guide to the future, and all investment and unit prices can fall as well as rise. For specific advice you will be recommended to consult an Independent Financial Advisor.
Running over two weeks – Its aim is take a novice, and explain the basics of personal investing, taking out the jargon, and giving you some basic tools to help you understand how to get started. Chris is happy to answer generic questions, and no question will be deemed to be too simple.
Tuesday 6th Feb 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Tuesday 13th Feb 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Light refreshments will be provided and notes given out.
Course leader: Mike Crawford
For anyone with an interest in supporting our times of worship from the sound desk, or for those already serving on the PA team: Mike will be running 4 evening sessions in Hove in the new year, utilising a training DVD by Brian Hillson – an experienced sound engineer.
The sessions will be interactive and practical, drawing on Mike’s and others’ experience of both leading worship and running the sound desk and recognising that the end goal is not just great sound, but great worship.
Please sign up if you’re interested. Dates may be flexible to allow as many to come as possible. To run January/February.
Please talk to Mike if you have any questions and to find out dates.