Freedom in Christ Discipleship Course
We have run the Freedom in Christ Discipleship Course a number of times in various settings: as a Sunday evening service; as a midweek small group; and as a small group in a home setting. The teaching has been given either using a Power Point presentation, or using the DVD’s prepared by FIC. In the home setting we serve home-made cakes, with the tea and coffee, and these always go down well. If we run the course at the same time as an Alpha course is running we may also include an evening meal
What is it?
The Freedom in Christ Discipleship Course is a 13-week course. The teaching is excellent: it is designed to help every Christian take hold of the truth of who they are in Christ.
The course sets out to:
1. Explain the amazing truth of what Jesus has done, in a way that Christians can ‘connect’ with and integrate into their daily lives.
2. Help believers understand the nature of the Spiritual battle they are now in and equip them to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil.
3. Help believers take hold of the authority they now have in Christ to resolve personal and spiritual conflicts.
4. Equip Christians to take personal responsibility for continuing to live in the freedom gained so that they go on to maturity and bear fruit.
A key part of the course is the day we spend going through the 7 Steps to Freedom in Christ. This usually takes place on a Saturday 2/3rds of the way through. The aim of the 7 Steps to Freedom in Christ is to resolve personal and spiritual conflicts by submitting to God and resisting the devil. The Freedom in Christ Discipleship Course is for every Christian whether they are new or mature Christians. It is particularly effective as a follow-on course from ALPHA.
Why is it important?
The important thing about the course is that it is based on solid Biblical truth and it expands on the freedom that Jesus has already won for us. A lot of Christians struggle to take hold of basic Biblical truth and live it out. Sometimes we seem stuck to the negative effects of the past or we may go round and round in cycles of spiritual confusion and habitual sin. If we are still struggling with past sins or experiences we will find it difficult to connect with truth.
Jesus said, ‘You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.’ John 8:32
The Freedom in Christ Discipleship Course will help every Christian resolve their personal and spiritual conflicts through genuine repentance so that they can take hold of the truth of who they are in Christ and move on to maturity.
What happens on the Course?
At the beginning of each session we serve refreshments and this provides the opportunity for people to get to know each other, and as the course goes on, for people to raise any questions or difficulties they might be experiencing. It also gives the opportunity to start talking about the theme.
The teaching generally lasts between 30 and 40 minutes and it is broken down into 2/3 sections with time for discussion based on what has just been taught. This is very helpful because it makes sure everyone has grasped the main points before moving on to others. We end with a further question and answer time if people want it.
There are some suggestions for Quiet Times during the week and a ‘Big Question’ to think about before the next session. Each participant is provided with a Participants Workbook, which has notes of each session, discussion questions and space to write your own notes.
When and where is the next Freedom in Christ Discipleship Course?
We are still planning our next course with dates not yet confirmed. To register interest or for further information please contact the church office on 01376 32628 or use the ‘contact us’ link above.
You are welcome to contact the Church Office to inform us of your interest in being included and we will get back to you. Your messages left at the Office will be passed to me.
Phone Number: 01376 326628
Main FIC Website: www.fic.org.uk
There are a number of books, which supplement the teaching of FIC. These can be ordered direct from Freedom in Christ Ministries or through the Christ Church Bookstall.
Victory over the DarknessNeil Anderson
The Bondage Breaker Neil Anderson
Free to be Yourself Steve Goss
Break Free, Stay Free Steve Goss
Win the Daily Battle Steve Goss
The You God Planned Steve Goss