Beta Course

Bta A Life Worth Living. The Bta course is open to everyone starting out in Christian life. Come, relax, eat, share your thoughts and explore the new life that Christ brings.

Beta Course
"In the future, scientists may be able to prolong life, but will it be worth living?" writes Nigel Hawkes in The Times in London. An Oxford professor claims it may be possible to prolong life for many people to the age of 115. But Nigel Hawkes is right to ask, "Will it be worth living?"

The apostle Paul did not see the prolonging of life as a major objective. Yet for him, Jesus Christ had made life profoundly worth living. In the letter to the Philippians, Paul writes directly and indirectly about why this is the case and how it can be for his readers as well.

What Is Bta?
Bta is an opportunity to explore the new life that Christ brings in a relaxed, yet practical setting. In this course, we aim to explore how Pauls letter to the Philippians gives clear and powerful answers to many of the questions and needs of those living in todays society.
A Life Worth Living, based on Pauls letter to the Philippians, is a practical and positive guide to achieving exactly this, uncovering in us a new heart, new purpose, new attitude and a new confidence to the way we live our lives.
Each talk explains how it is possible to live the Christian life positively, practically and joyfully.

Who Is Bta For?
Bta is designed as a follow-up course for people who have followed an Alpha course, but open to anyone else exploring the basics of the Christian life.
For many, the Alpha Course represents the first steps in or towards the Christian Life, and many people will end the course asking, "What happens next?" A Life Worth Living is aimed specifically at those who are starting out in the Christian life and is an excellent follow-up course to Alpha.

What Happens At Bta?
The Bta course meets once per week for 6-9 weeks (depending on whether a weekend getaway is included). Each session, people enjoy great food, have fun and learn in a simple and practical way, where no question about life, God, or the Bible is seen as too simple or too hostile.
Each gathering begins with a meal a chance to get to know others. Then there is a short talk, which looks at a different passage of the book of Philippians each week. This is followed by a time of discussion in small groups, where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion and ask questions. The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal environment.
An additional objective of this course is to introduce, in a simple and practical way, a key letter in the New Testament to those who are starting the Christian life and beginning to read the Bible.
The talks each week cover the following topics, acting as a springboard for the small group discussions:

1. New Heart (Philippians 1.3-11)
2. New Purpose (Philippians 1.12-30)
3. New Attitude (Philippians 2.1-11)
4. New Responsibilities (Philippians 2.12-18)
5. New Friendships (Philippians 2:19-30)
6. New Confidence (Philippians 3.1-9)
7. New Ambitions (Philippians 3.10-21)
8. New Resources (Philippians 4.1-9)
9. New Generosity (Philippians 4.10-23)

How Much Will It Cost?
People will be asked to make a voluntary contribution towards the food each evening.

Please keep an eye out for the next Beta course start date!
If you are interested in the next course, you can register via the registration form in the menu on the right, under 'useful links'!

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