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A new four week short course on Zoom for people wanting to find out more about the Christian faith will be launched by York Minster in October. The course is the first in series of three for autumn 2020 and winter and spring 2021.
“Your Next Step” will provide a safe and supportive online space for conversations and questions about the Christian faith, God, living life as a Christian and how faith can support and sustain them through life’s stages and challenges.
The four week short course will be hosted on Zoom by Canon Maggie McLean, York Minster’s Canon Missioner. Maggie, who joined the Minster’s clergy team last year, set up the course after meeting York locals and tourists visiting the Minster.
Maggie explained: “Visiting York Minster as a worshipper, tourist or as a pilgrim often sparks feelings and questions about faith which can be inspirational, uplifting, troubling and even challenging. Many people want to know more and enquire further but are not sure where to turn for help and we wanted to provide people with a way
“Your Next Step” creates an online space for people to explore and learn more about the Christian faith. Through worship, discussion, listening and sharing we aim to offer a deepening and enriching experience of the Christian faith. This course is for everyone: the curious, confused and those already committed.
Describing the course Maggie said: “The content will be based on the Church of England’s Pilgrim material. Each session will provide an opportunity to have a conversation and ask questions about what Christians believe and how that belief shapes what they think and how they act in their daily life. The course will include passages from the Bible and video reflections from guests including The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, the Archbishop of York. This will be a safe environment where we will listen and learn and hopefully enjoy conversation about faith, God and what it means to be a Christian today.”
Course dates and joining information for “Your Next Steps”
Autumn 2020 – Thursdays in October – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
Winter 2021 – Thursday 7th, 14th 21st January and Thursday 4th February
Spring 2021 – Thursday 22nd, 29th April and Thursday 6th and 13th May.
All sessions will run from 7.30 until 9.00pm on Zoom.
By Zoom invitation only. People interested in joining “Your Next Steps” will need to contact Maggie in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive details of the Zoom invitation for the course.
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