Porterbrook ~ New Term details

The new term starts on Monday 4th February. The Advanced year will start with the Pastoral Care 2 unit and the Foundation Group will start with the Gospel Relationships unit. The study groups will meet on the following dates:

26th Feb (Gospel Relationships)
12th March (The Holy Spirit)
26th March (Engaging with Context)
16th April (Evangelism)

14th Feb (Pastoral Care 2)
28th Feb (Bible Teaching in Missional Perspective)
14th March (Gospel-centred Leadership)
11th April (Engaging with the Urban Poor)


Wider or deeper?

Today I got my second assignment back on the Christian Counselling course I am doing (www.ccef.org) and one of the feedback comments really struck me.

Much of the Christian life is not learning completely new things, but rather it’s a process of growing deeper into the basic truths of the Gospel.

It made me ask the question as to whether I am growing deeper into the Gospel and allowing it to it permeate my heart and change me?  Where are we at? We may have grasped the Gospel intellectually but are we going deeper and living it?  Many of our problems stem at their root from either a failure to grasp the Gospel, or to apply it.

So, as I ask myself, I put the question out there – are we focusing so much on widening our knowledge that we have lost sight of going deeper?