Christianity Explored gives people time and space to discover the best news they’ve ever heard. Over seven interactive sessions, as they explore Mark’s Gospel, people discover who Jesus is, why he came, and what it means to follow him. The course is flexible and you can use it one-to-one, or in larger groups, churches, or in homes. Here are 5 simple steps to get your Christianity Explored course started.
Step 1: Plan
Ask yourself these questions: “Who do we want to invite? Where will we meet? When will we start?”
Your planning process should always be filled with prayer. Pray before, during, and after your course. It is God who changes hearts and lives.
Step 2: Publicize
You’ll want to get the word out. Some promotional avenues to consider:
- Your church – encourage people in your church to come and to bring friends, neighbors, and work colleagues with them.
- Your local area – Do you frequent a gym class or a book club? Tell them about it! Personal invitations work best.
- Online – in the age of social media, it’s easier than ever before to publicize an event. You can also register your course at www.christianityexplored.us/register so people that are seeking a course in your geographic area can find you.
Step 3: Prepare
Get to know the Christianity Explored material. Watch the videos, look at the discussion guides. Use the Leader’s Guides and Leader’s Area on our website.
Recruit and train leaders to help you facilitate your course. Having a handful of table leaders who can help guide discussion groups will allow your participants to interact with Mark’s Gospel in a deeper way.
Step 4: Present
Now you’re ready to start your course. Run the sessions. Build friendships with participants. Listen to them. Answer questions they have. And don’t forget to cover it all in prayer.
Step 5: Progress
Decide what to do when the course is over. How can you help your participants grow in their faith journey? How will you encourage those who want to go further? You could always consider moving on to our Life Explored course, Discipleship Explored, or some other study for further investigation.