Strip back the course and you’ll be left with this statement – ‘Christians who are motivated by God’s grace will bear much fruit’.
The Grace Course objective is to catapult Christians into fruitful living through re-connecting them with grace. It’s a tool for churches to refocus their congregation. It’s not behaviour modification, it’s a grace experience. I could waffle on, but I’d rather show you what leaders who have used ‘The Grace Course’ have said about it:
“Several times during The Grace Course there was the sheer joy of lights being suddenly switched on, and I myself gained many fresh insights into God’s amazing love in Christ.” – Revd. Charles McMullen, West Church (Presbyterian), Bangor, Northern Ireland.
“This empowering material is accessible to those in the very early stages of pursuing life with Christ and yet highly stimulating and challenging for mature believers.” – Lynn Chetcuti, Network Vineyard Church, Reading, UK.
“It spoke powerfully to people in our church from many ethnic backgrounds and life situations. We recommend it highly.” – Revd. Dr. Rodney Woods, City Temple, London, UK.
From a leader’s perspective, the course gives you two choices: present the course yourself with the PowerPoint presentation provided in the leader guide (in the form of a CD-ROM), or buy the DVD and let Steve Goss do all the talking.
What impresses me most about the course is the participants guide; it’s more than spoon-fed commentary and probing questions – it encourages genuine engagement and transformation. The ‘Lies List’ encourages participants to list the lies they’ve let creep into their Christian walk, making them confront them and shatter them with scripture (that they have to find themselves). And the ‘Steps to Experiencing God’s Grace’ section, designed to be read between week 5 & 6, is a gentle personal journey to discovering God’s grace afresh.
Practical, reflective, and scripture-based, ‘The Grace Course’ blows away the cobwebs and refreshes Christians to be motivated by the grace that sets them free.
March 4th, 2013 - Posted & Written by James Warwood