‘How to be a disciple’ – new Sunday talks for community churches in 2017

A new teaching programme in a group of rural churches has been put together to explore and better understand what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Churches in Peasedown St John, Foxcote, Shoscombe and Wellow over the next year will look at ‘How to be a disciple’. They aim to delve deep into the teachings of the Bible to get an even greater understanding of what the Christian life is, or should be, about.

Sunday sermons from January through to December will unpack some of the Bible’s most radical ideas and see how they can be applied to our lives today.

Revd Matthew Street, who leads the set of churches known as the St J’s Group, said:

“The Bible is a powerful book with information that not only tells us about historical events, but is full of teachings that can be applied to our everyday lives.

Jesus Christ, for 2 billion people on earth, is the most significant and influential person to have ever lived. His teachings on prayer, generosity, Godly devotion, caring for others, and compassion still have as much meaning as they did 2,000 years ago.

During 2017 we shall be challenged in the St J's Group to dig deeper and understand more about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.”

Sunday talks include:

  • Why should I read the Bible?
  • Rich generosity
  • What to do when we ‘screw up’
  • What is prayer?
  • Loving your enemies
  • Spiritual Gifts

The ‘How to be a Disciple’ teaching programme will run every Sunday in 2017 at these services:

  • 10.00 am - Morning Service at St Julian’s, Wellow
  • 10.30 am - Morning Service at St John’s, Peasedown
  • 11.15 am - Morning Service at St Julian’s, Shoscombe
  • 4.30 pm - Soul Foodat the Youth & Children’s Centre, Peasedown

Recordings of each talk will also be available after each Sunday on the St J’s Group website - www.stjsgroup.church, which also includes details of future events, the church’s work in the community, and details of activities going on during the week.