Would you like to know more about Jesus and the Christian faith?
Do you have lots of questions but don’t know what to believe?
For Christians, God is understood and known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Belief in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit is at the heart of our faith. Christians believe that Jesus is God’s Son. Jesus reveals to us that God is our Father, and that God is available to us through the Holy Spirit. The Church of England
You won’t ever be asked if you completely understand all this. Having faith is the knowledge of being known and loved, and of loving in return.
Christian life is lived in relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and in common with other Christians in the church seeking to deepen that relationship and to follow the way that Jesus taught.
The Christian faith is not a human invention. There are signs of God’s existence and handiwork in creation for anyone to read (Acts 14.15–17). But we believe in the way we do because God has come to seek us out and has made himself known to us.
What does it mean to live out our faith?
Loving God and loving neighbour belong together, and the best, most fruitful life is lived in loving communion with God our Creator, as well as with our fellow human beings.
Our lives need to be shaped in a rhythm of worship and service: love for God and love for others.
Are there daily patterns that help you to follow Jesus?
Most Christians spend most of their life outside the walls of their churches. Most of us need help finding God in the ordinary stuff of daily life. We could all do with help sharing God’s love in practical ways as well as in talking honestly about our faith.
Do you have a sense of God’s calling?
As Christians, we are called to spread the Good News to everyone, to ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to everyone’ as it says in Mark 16 verse 15. We are all ministers in that respect. Some people hear a specific calling on their lives that leads them to a life of ministry and service in different environments. Individuals often feel called whilst they are children or youngsters and it is common for adults to have a sense of calling to their chosen career.
Worcester is fortunate enough to have a year long Ministry Experience Scheme for the 18-30s. It is an opportunity to discern God’s call with the help of a mentor, whilst rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck into real-life Christian ministry in a range of the contexts around the diocese urban, suburban and rural.
Call Rev Jo on 01905 780200 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more, would like to be directed to resources or if you are interested in following a course.